Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Avocado


Dive into the refreshing flavors of the ocean with our Seaside Delight: Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Avocado. This exquisite dish combines succulent shrimp and tender scallops, marinated in zesty lime juice, and complemented by creamy avocado. It's a symphony of flavors that brings the essence of the sea right to your plate, perfect for a light lunch or an elegant appetizer.

Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Avocado

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Sugar: 2 g


  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) fresh scallops
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: diced cucumber or mango for added freshness

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Seafood: Combine shrimp and scallops with lime juice in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until seafood is opaque and "cooked" by the acidity.
  2. Prepare Vegetables: In another bowl, mix avocado, red onion, tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro.
  3. Combine: Drain the seafood from the lime juice and mix it with the vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Chill: Let the ceviche chill in the refrigerator for an additional 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  5. Serve: Serve chilled, garnished with additional cilantro or avocado slices if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Freshness Counts: Use the freshest seafood available for the best flavor.
  • Acid Balance: Ensure there is enough lime juice to cover the seafood for even marinating.
  • Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with tortilla chips or on a bed of lettuce for a light meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen seafood for this recipe?

Yes, just ensure it's completely thawed and of good quality.

How long can I keep the ceviche in the refrigerator?

It's best consumed within 24 hours for optimal freshness.

Can I add other seafood?

Absolutely! Feel free to include other fish or seafood like octopus or white fish.