Quick and EASY Shrimp Ceviche recipe. Shrimp with cucumbers, avocado, and tomatoes in lime juice.

This is the perfect recipe for a light and healthy appetizer or side dish, especially for parties.

A glass bowl of ceviche topped with fresh chopped greens in a tray with tortilla chips.

What is ceviche?

Ceviche is typically made from fresh raw fish that is cured in fresh citrus juices like lemon or lime. A classic ceviche uses fish or shrimp that has been marinated then combined with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime. (The recipe is tweaked to personal preference and we are sharing our version.) 

This shrimp ceviche is low carb, gluten-free, and loaded with so many nutrients and is so healthy. The perfect side dish or appetizers. Instead of curing raw shrimp, we saute the shrimp. 

Where does ceviche originate from?

Though ceviche is popular in Mexico, it originates from Peru. The recipe is tweaked and has its variation depending on where you’re from.

A bowl loaded with with Ceviche loaded with baked shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, lime juice and chopped greens.

Shrimp Ceviche Ingredients-

  • Fish/shrimp– Though you can use different fish for ceviche, we personally love shrimp and that’s what we use in this recipe.
  • Vegetables– Once you have the fish or shrimp, you will just need tomatoes, cucumbers, onion (red or sweet), fresh cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, salt and pepper to taste.
Chopped baked shrimp, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and cilantro laid out in a glass bowl.

How to make Shrimp Ceviche?

  • Prepare the shrimp– Bake half portion of shrimp per these instructions. Once cooled cube into even pieces. TIP: You can easily substitute for cooked shrimp.
  • Cube vegetables– tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and onion. Finely chop the cilantro.
  • In a large bowl add the vegetables, cilantro, garlic, and freshly squeezed lime (we use a lime squeezer).
  • Serve– Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to combine and enjoy.

How to serve Shrimp Ceviche?

Serve the shrimp ceviche with tostadas or tortilla chips.

Shrimp ceviche in a glass bowl with a chip being dipped into the ceviche.

If you’ve never had ceviche, but enjoy light, healthy yet filling recipes, this is a must-try. And if you make the recipe, we’d love your feedback in the comments below. 🙂

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EASY Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

5 from 5 votes
A healthy and easy classic shrimp ceviche recipe loaded with shrimp, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes tossed in lime juice.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 lb cooked shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup cucumber, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp salt


  • Prepare half a portion of the cooked shrimp recipe (or use cooked shrimp).
  • Once the shrimp is baked and cooled, chop the shrimp small cubes.
  • In a large bowl, add the cubed shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, chopped onions, minced garlic, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, pepper, and salt and mix until combined.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 546mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)