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Fast and Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

A Latin American favorite! A slight variation on the more commonly known ceviche normally prepared with a white fish such as tilapia. This recipe is prepared with shrimp and served with multi-grain Scoops. The flavor will amaze you, the "cooking" time will more than impress you. This is the best ceviche de camaron recipes I've tried and it is very healthy.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword camarones, ceviche, shrimp, tapas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 5 servings
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1.5 lbs shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 8 limes fresh squeezed juice or enough to cover the seafood
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeno seeded, cored and diced small
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely chopped


  1. Peel and devein shrimp and cut into small pieces (about 1/2").
  2. Place in a shallow glass or ceramic container and put all ingredients on top. ( Optional:  Add large slices of habanero (no seeds) while soaking in the lime juice and remove before serving. 

  3. Make sure that the lime juice completely covers the shrimp. Stir a couple of times.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours.
  5. The shrimp need to resemble "cooked" shrimp when removed from fridge, meaning they need to have that pink hue. The acid from the lime will "cook"  the shrimp.

  6. Drain about half the liquid and serve in a glass or ceramic bowl using a non-metallic spoon.
  7. Serve with multi-grain or plain Scoops.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Fast and Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
Amount Per Serving (85 g)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 342mg114%
Sodium 1523mg66%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 21.4mg26%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.