Ceviche on a cutting board with cilantro


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Ceviche front zoom in on tostada on cutting board

Ceviche is usually made from raw shrimp or another type of white fish, tossed with chopped veggies, all marinated in lemon or lime juice. This recipe = NO COOKING NECESSARY and is only 25 minutes! The only thing that takes some time in this Ceviche recipe, is the chopping of the vegetables…but you can do that while you’re “cooking” the shrimp.

Since ceviche is supposed to be made with raw fish, what do I mean by “cooking”? The answer is: placing the shrimp in lemon/lime juice and letting the acidic marinade “cook” the proteins and break them down so that it kills off the bacteria. 

Ceviche hand holding tostada

My ceviche had the following ingredients: avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Feel free to add or take away anything you want to make this recipe your own! If you make my Ceviche recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram @thathangrygurl.

Ceviche on a cutting board with cilantro


2.78 from 393 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings


  • 1-1½ lb shrimp can be fresh or frozen; peeled and deveined; tails off
  • 1 cup lemon/lime juice
  • 1 ½ cucumber peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¾ pkg cherry tomatoes chopped
  • ½ cup red onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste


  • Place the shrimp in a large bowl.
  • Add ½ cup lime juice and let stand for 15 minutes so the shrimp can "cook" in the lime juice.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 cup lime juice, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, red onions evenly.
  • Pour the vegetables into the shrimp bowl and mix well.
  • Season the ceviche with some salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  • Serve on tostadas or with tortilla chips
Keyword 25 minute, pescatarian, quick recipe, shrimp

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