This low carb recipe for Keto Ceviche is a refreshing blend of shrimp, avocado, tomato, onion, parsley and citrus juice.
It's summertime and all I feel like eating is fruit.
I just want to be a fruitarian. But that's not so easy on a low carb diet. Basically, you can eat berries, lemons and limes. And, like, tomatoes.
But never fear, I've found good way to use lemon and lime juice.
It's called Keto Ceviche, and I've been making it quite a lot lately.
What is Ceviche?
Ceviche (pronounced Sa-Vee-Chay) is a South American seafood dish that originated in Peru. It is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices, most commonly lemon or lime. This fresh fish salad dish goes back 3,000 years, when fishermen ate their catch straight from the sea.
How is the fish cooked in Ceviche?
The fish in this raw seafood dish is cured in an acidic liquid. The fish is submerged in an acidic marinade, most commonly plain citrus juice. As the pieces of fish sit in the marinade, the citric acid from the juice slowly causes the flesh's proteins to denature, in very much the same way that heating will.
Is Ceviche low carb and Keto?
Yes, luckily for us, Ceviche is naturally Keto because the fish, vegetables and citrus juice are low carb. The ingredients in the low carb fish salad recipe that I am sharing today are: red onions, shrimp, lemon and lime juice, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño peppers, parsley and olive oil.
Is Ceviche spicy?
It's got jalapeño peppers in it, so it can be. How much spice you add is purely a matter of taste.
Let's get to the Keto Shrimp Ceviche recipe, shall we?
It's a fabulous fish salad with only 132 calories and 3g net carbs per serving. And if you'd like to try another version of this low carb Ceviche recipe, you can make my White Fish Ceviche.
So to sum up: I'm not quite a fruitarian, but this salad of lemons, limes and tomatoes brings me a little bit closer to my dream.Print
Keto Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche
This low carb keto fish salad is a refreshing blend of shrimp, avocado, tomato, onion, parsley and citrus juice.
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Citrus Cooked
- Cuisine: Spanish
- ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 pound raw shrimp, cut into ½ inch pieces
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ½ cup tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup avocado, diced
- 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Step 1. In a small bowl, salt the purple onions generously and let stand 15 minutes until they begin to release their liquid. Rinse well.
Step 2. Place shrimp, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, jalapeño pepper, lemon and lime juice in a resealable container, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. The fish will become cured and opaque as it marinates.
Step 3. Before serving, mix in the avocado, parsley and olive oil. Taste for salt and add more if necessary.
- Calories: 191
- Fat: 8
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 25
Keywords: Low Carb Shrimp Ceviche, Keto Shrimp Ceviche, Paleo Shrimp Ceviche
If you liked this shrimp recipe, then you might like my recipes for Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi or Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo.
Beverly K. says
I feel the same way. I just want to eat fruits and veggies in the summer. At least it's good for you!
I know. I'm so glad they are mostly healthy for you.