Peruvian Style Shrimp Ceviche

A delicious easy shrimp ceviche made with fresh tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and lime. Healthy and made in minutes with real fresh ingredients!

This shrimp ceviche recipe is as easy as it gets!  With the use of frozen cooked shrimp, it’s a matter of chopping, squeezing, and mixing everything together.

Peruvian style shrimp ceviche served in a white bowl with a side of lime wedge and baked low carb chips, top down shot.

What is Peruvian Style Shrimp Ceviche?

Peruvian ceviche is an appetizer traditionally made with raw seafood. It is similar to Mexican ceviche with a few variations.

While Mexican ceviche requires marination time, Peruvian ceviche is served promptly after the ingredients are mixed together.

What’s sets Peruvian style ceviche apart from traditional ceviche is the freshness of the dish, which tastes like it was made right in front of you.

Our version uses frozen cooked shrimp for those of you that don’t prefer raw seafood.

What ingredients do you need to make shrimp ceviche?

  • Cooked Shrimp
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice (or lemon juice)
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Jalapeño or Serrano Chile (optional)

How does shrimp ceviche cook?

Since this version of Peruvian ceviche does not require any type of raw seafood, you can serve it immediately.

If you choose to use raw shrimp, the acidic citrus juice marinade will cook the shrimp in an acid bath in about 30-40 minutes.

Peruvian style shrimp ceviche served in a white bowl with a side of lime wedge and baked low carb chips, top down shot.

Should I use fresh shrimp or precooked shrimp?

For ease and accessibility, this ceviche recipe uses frozen cooked shrimp however, you can also use fresh shrimp.

When cooking fresh raw shrimp, add plenty of water in a large pot and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, add shrimp and cook for 60-90 seconds until shrimp is no longer opaque

Can you overcook or over marinate shrimp ceviche?

Yes, you can over marinate shrimp.  Because of the acidic nature of lime juice, it will continue to break down the proteins of the shrimp and change the texture if left for too long.

How long will shrimp ceviche last in the fridge?

If stored in an airtight container, shrimp ceviche will last about 2 days in the refrigerator.

What are the nutritional facts for this shrimp ceviche recipe?

  • 9 Calories
  • 2g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 75mg Sodium
  • 1g Saturated Fat
  • 0mg Cholesterol

Did you have any tips in making the easy shrimp ceviche recipe?

  • For ease, use precooked shrimp.
  • Add cucumbers or jalapeno peppers for extra flavor and a kick.
  • Best served with tortilla chips or in tacos.
  • Make it low carb by baking or frying your own low carb tortillas.

Peruvian style shrimp ceviche served in a white bowl with a side of lime wedge and baked low carb chips, side shot.

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Now, let’s get making this Peruvian Style Shrimp Ceviche recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 10M (optional)
  • Marinate Time 30M
  • Total Time 45M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~4g
  • Servings 2-3

Ingredients

Ceviche

  • 1 lb Cooked Frozen Shrimp
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Stems of Cilantro
  • 3 Limes
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Optional Baked Low Carb Tortilla Chips

  • 2 Low Carb Flour Tortillas
  • Cooking Oil Spray

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Defrost, drain, chop shrimp and place into a medium mixing bowl.

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3) Chop tomatoes, red onion, cilantro (stems and all) and avocados and into small cubes/pieces.  Add to the medium mixing bowl.

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4) Using a citrus press, squeeze limes into the mixing bowl along with adding salt and black pepper.  Carefully mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

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5) Gently press a sheet of saran/food wrap down onto the ceviche and refrigerate for 30 minutes to meld the flavors together.

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Optional Baked Tortilla Chips

1) Preheat oven to 425 F.

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2) Cut each tortillas into 8 wedges and lay tortillas evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet or silicon baking mat as pictured.

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3) Spray generously over tortillas with cooking oil of your choice.  Alternatively you can brush them with melted butter as well.

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4) Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden brown.  If tortillas do not crisp, continue baking for an additional 2-3 minutes.

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Peruvian style shrimp ceviche served in a white bowl with a side of lime wedge and baked low carb chips, top down shot.

Peruvian Style Shrimp Ceviche

A delicious easy shrimp ceviche made with fresh tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and lime. Healthy and made in minutes with real fresh ingredients!
4.67 from 9 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: easy shrimp ceviche, seafood ceviche
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 607kcal

Ingredients

Ceviche

  • 1 lb Shrimp Cooked Frozen
  • 1 Whole Tomato
  • 1/2 Whole Red Onion
  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • 2 Stems Cilantro
  • 3 Whole Limes
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Baked Tortilla Chips

  • 2 Sheets Low Carb Flour Tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil Spray

Instructions

Ceviche

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (1)
  • Defrost, drain, chop shrimp and place into a medium mixing bowl.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (30)
  • Chop tomatoes, red onion, cilantro (stems and all) and avocados and into small cubes/pieces. Add to the medium mixing bowl.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (34)
  • Using a citrus press, squeeze limes into the mixing bowl along with adding salt and black pepper. Carefully mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (14)
  • Gently press a sheet of saran/food wrap down onto the ceviche and refrigerate for 30 minutes to meld the flavors together.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (15)

Optional Baked Tortilla Chips

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (16)
  • Cut each tortillas into 8 wedges and lay tortillas evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet or silicon baking mat as pictured.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (36)
  • Spray generously over tortillas with cooking oil of your choice. Alternatively you can brush them with melted butter as well.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (19)
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If tortillas do not crisp, continue baking for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    Homemade Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (37)

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Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 94g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1143mg | Sodium: 3834mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1651IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 676mg | Iron: 10mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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