The Easiest Shrimp Ceviche

Jeff and I love shrimp ceviche! When Jeff’s sister, Kirsten and her family lived here we found a really good pre-made ceviche at Costco. Once they discontinued it, Jeff and I made a couple of attempts to create our own. We tried making it the traditional way, using raw shrimp and letting it marinate in the citrus juice long enough to cook the shrimp through. To be honest, it grossed me out. Then Kirsten found a super simple recipe online and it was a hit. I’ve adapted the recipe a bit. Try it. It’s easy, fast, healthy and delicious!


  • 1 small pre-cooked tail-off frozen bag (about 40 pieces) of shrimp
  • 2 navel oranges – juiced
  • 2-3 limes – juiced
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 1/2 cucumber – peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tomatoes – chopped (get as many seeds out as you can)
  • 1/2 onion – white or purple, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro – chopped
  • jalapeño – seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • avocado – chopped (optional)


  • thaw shrimp and chop into bite size pieces. add juice from oranges, limes and lemons. let sit in the fridge for one hour.
  • take the rest of the chopped ingredients and combine to make a pico salsa. let sit and allow the flavors to marinate while the shrimp is marinating in the citrus juice.
  • after one hour combine all ingredients. add more salt to taste.
  • that’s it! so easy. so fresh. so simple. low calorie and no fat, unless you add avocado and eat it with tortilla chips (like me;)
Lisa Allen making easy shrimp ceviche


For more of our family recipes, check out this protein guacamole & these protein balls.