Shrimp ceviche salad

Served over spinach or arugula, what a great salad!

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Enjoy a light taste of the tropics with this easy shrimp ceviche!

A meal in and of itself, this ceviche is inexpensive to make, easy and delicious. Served over a bed of your favorite greens, you have a wonderful, healthy meal.

Shrimp ceviche salad

Serves 6-8


  • 1 pound fresh, good quality shrimp
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • Juice from 2 large lemons; about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, finely diced (be careful about touching your eyes and face after touching the inside of this pepper)
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Red, green and yellow bell peppers may be added for more color, if desired. Just finely dice them if you add to the recipe.
  • Extra lime slices for garnish
  • Avocado slices for garnish
  • Spinach or arugula


  1. Cut the shrimp into bite-size pieces and place in a large glass bowl with the lime, lemon and orange juices.
  2. Add the garlic, red onion and pepper, tossing all to coat.
  3. Cover with clear wrap, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator, uncover and add salt, pepper and cilantro, stirring gently to mix.
  5. Place spinach or arugula on the bottom of your plate, and then spoon the ceviche on top of the spinach/arugula mixture. Finish with a lime wedge and avocado slices for garnish.

More ceviche recipes to try

Scallop ceviche with guacamole
Peruvian ceviche
New Mexico ceviche

Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Aimee can be seen on Nashville’s WSMV and you can read her blogs, recipes and funny, “Not the Perfect Cook” adventures as she strives to keep families out of the drive thru, cooking at home (on a budget) on her website, and follow her on twitter, @aimeefortney.