Easy Citrus Shrimp Ceviche

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This Mexican inspired shrimp ceviche is made with fresh citrus like oranges, grapefruit and more. Packed with a sweet citrus flavor in each bite. This will impress your guests and your tastebuds. A MUST try.

Easy Citrus Mexican Shrimp Ceviche in a bowl with a spoon.
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Why You Should Make This Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

This Shrimp Ceviche is not your average ceviche, it’s full of citrusy summer flavors. It’s got a little spice and tons of color. The creamy avocado cuts the heat down from the jalapeños and it’s the perfect buttery texture to pull the recipe together.

Ingredients Needed To Make This Recipe

ingredients to make shrimp ceviche.

Shrimp. Raw or cooked shrimp will work great. If you are using raw shrimp, be sure it is high quality shrimp.

Cucumber. This adds a great crunch and makes the ceviche hydrating and colorful.

Grapefruit. The citrus helps to cook the fish and it adds a beautiful flavor, color and sweetness to the ceviche.

Oranges. This adds a lot os sweetness, fruity flavor and helps to cook the shrimp.

Lemon. This balances things out and helps cook the shrimp.

Lime.This adds the unique mexican flavor to the shrimp ceviche.

Jalapeño. Optional. Great balance with the avocado.

Avocado. Sliced avocado adds a wonderfully creaminess to each bite. Make sure the avocado is just barely ripe and not too soft.

Fresh Cilantro. This add a nice aromatic to the ceviche and it adds mexican style flavors.

Red Onion. For color and flavor.

How To Make This Recipe

Steps to make Mexican Shrimp Ceviche on a cutting board.

Step one. Juice your citrus, grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon into a bowl with salt. Next, clean and shell the shrimp. If using frozen raw shrimp, please be sure it is very high quality otherwise place it in a pan and sauté for 2 minutes on each side. If using cooked shrimp, be sure it is shelled and defrosted. Chop into bite sized pieces. Place into the citrus mix and let it marinate for 25 minutes covered in the refrigerator.

Step two. Finely chop the cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, red onion and the oranges, and grapefruit. Set aside until the shrimp is “marinated” in the citrus. The citrus lightly cooks the shrimp.

Mexican shrimp ceviche in a glass bowl with all ingredients on top.

Step Three. Add all the chopped veggies and herbs to the shrimp bowl and mix well. Add in chopped avocado if using and serve. Note: the longer the mixture soaks together the better it will taste, if you have the time to let it sit for 30 – 1 hour do it. Serve with tortilla chips.

Mexican shrimp ceviche up close in a bowl.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp?

You can use precooked shrimp for this Mexican shrimp ceviche. Yes, just let it defrost and be sure it’s cleaned and shelled.

What size shrimp do I need?

Whatever size you can get your hands on will work. We pre chop the shrimp so size is’t too important. Just be sure to use a high quality fresh shrimp if you are going to only cook in the citrus marinade.

How long will this keep?

Mexican shrimp ceviche can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

What can I do with this other than dip with tortilla chips?

Put it in salads, or tacos! Or eat right out of the bowl.

Make Ahead & Storage Tips

This delicious Mexican Shrimp Ceviche keeps very well. You can refrigerate it for up to 4 days, the flavors combine the more they sit and marinate. Keep in an airtight container.

Other Easy, Fresh Recipes To Try

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche in a grey bowl
5 from 1 vote

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

This shrimp ceviche is made with fresh citrus like oranges, grapefruit and more. Packed with a sweet citrus flavor in each bite. This will impress your guests and your tastebuds. A MUST try. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb shrimp , * see notes
  • ¼ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • cup lime juice
  • 1 grapefruit , peeled and diced
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced
  • cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber , diced
  • 1 Jalapeño , diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • ½ tsp salt , or salt to taste
  • 1 avocado , diced

Instructions 

  • Juice your citrus, grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon into a bowl with salt. Next, clean and shell the shrimp. If using frozen raw shrimp, please be sure it is very high quality otherwise place it in a pan and sauté for 2 minutes on each side.
    If using cooked shrimp, be sure it is shelled and defrosted. Chop into bite sized pieces. Place into the citrus mix and let it marinate for 25 minutes covered in the refrigerator. 
  • Finely chop the cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, red onion and the oranges, and grapefruit. Set aside until the shrimp is "marinated" in the citrus. The citrus lightly cooks the shrimp.
  •  Add all the chopped veggies and herbs to the shrimp bowl and mix well. Add in chopped avocado if using and serve. Note: the longer the mixture soaks together the better it will taste, if you have the time to let it sit for 30 – 1 hour do it. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Notes

*If using raw shrimp, be sure it is high quality shrimp to avoid any bacteria. You can also use thawed cooked shrimp if you’d like. 
*I use medium sized shrimp, any size will work as long as it’s around 1 lb or a little more. 

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1086IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 160
Keyword: 30 minute
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