Shrimp Ceviche

A fresh, healthy Mexican classic to be enjoyed with friends

When we think of Mexican food, the first things that come to mind are tacos, salsas, fresh dishes and handmade tortillas.  Yes, Mexican food’s most important ingredients are corn, chile and beans; these three delicious and super nutritious elements are the fundamental stones of ancient  Mexican dishes. But Mexican food is much more than quesadillas. We are a mixture of several cultures, as we can see in the healthy and fresh shrimp ceviche recipe below. Cilantro and spices came from Asia. Garlic, which is originally  from Egypt, is now a must-have in any Mexican kitchen. Chile, tomato, and totopos (tortilla chips) are the Mexican contribution to this all-time favorite dish, especially in this tropical weather. It is the perfect lunch!


½ kilo shrimps cooked in lime juice

Two medium ripe tomatoes

¼ small purple onion

Chile serrano

Cilantro to taste

Olive oil

¼ cup of lime juice

Salt and  pepper



Finely chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and chile serrano. Mix the shrimps and vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the lime juice and oregano. Wait 15-20 minutes for all the flavors to combine and voilá! Enjoy with chips and friends!

If you have any questions about this recipe or another, send me an email to, I will be glad to help you become a great Mexican cook!


Lily Espinosa,

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