Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

5 from 2 reviews

Spicy shrimp ceviche is a fresh and simple appetizer for any gathering. Loads of tender shrimp mixed with tomato, onion, cucumber, cilantro, avocado, habañero, and fresh lime juice for a healthy dinner or appetizer.


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1 1/2 lbs. raw 21-25ct shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
1 beefsteak tomato, finely diced
2 Persian cucumbers, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 avocado, diced
2 habañero peppers, seeds removed and minced
1/3 cup minced cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Tortilla Chips, for serving


  1. Combine shrimp in a non-reactive glass bowl with 1/2 cup lime juice. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the fridge for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, the shrimp should be opaque.
  2. Drain lime juice from the shrimp and toss it with the remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.


  1. Use very fresh shrimp for this recipe.
  2. Make just enough to serve, and serve immediately. Ceviche doesn’t hold well.


Keywords: ceviche, shrimp, seafood