Water Chestnut Shrimp Ceviche

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Ceviche means fish or shellfish marinated in citrus and seasoning. The very definition of the dish is “refreshing” and makes it perfect for a hot summer day. In this shrimp ceviche recipe, crisp water chestnuts add a crunch to the dish.

Total Time:

30 minutes

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, chopped to 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 14 orange, juiced

  • 4 whole Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced

  • 2 whole jalapeño, seeds removed, finely diced

  • 12 cup water chestnut, diced (can substitute with Honeycrisp apple)

  • 12 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 12 red onion, finely diced

  • 1 avocado, pitted, diced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, whisk the citrus juices. Add shrimp to a separate bowl. Pour ½ cup of the citrus juice over the shrimp, reserving the rest, tossing to combine. Allow the shrimp to marinate in the citrus juice for 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add tomato, jalapeño, water chestnuts, cilantro and red onion to the bowl with the shrimp. Mix and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. Stir in avocado and remaining citrus juice.

  • Step 3

    Add salt and pepper, a little at a time, mixing and adding more to taste. Serve with crackers, whole wheat tortilla chips or on top of a bed of chopped romaine lettuce.

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