I don’t know why, but I’ve always assumed ceviche recipes would be very complicated. After all, we are talking about “cooking” fish in nothing but citrus juice.

Surely there had to be some secret to this that is something only hardcore chefs know how to do.

Turns out, it’s incredibly simple!! I attempted it for the first time last week, and my Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado turned out amazing. Even my super picky/critical/extremely difficult to please husband loved it.

The shrimp ceviche is so fresh, light, and the perfect Weight Watchers lunch idea for a hot summer day. I ate mine with my favorite Organic Reduced Fat Tortilla Chips, and it was the perfect meal.

Now that I see how amazingly easy it is to make ceviche, I’ll be making a LOT more of it in the future. Each serving is just 4 Points, but you can make it even lighter by skipping the avocado — though I cannot do that, as I have a serious infatuation with avocado.


shrimp ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado

This amazingly fresh and tangy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is a perfect summer lunch idea or light appetizer recipe. It’s delicious and bright and is such an easy low calorie recipe to prepare.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 178 kcal


  • 2 lbs fresh - raw shrimp, peeled & deveined, tails off
  • 4 Roma tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 1 avocado - diced
  • 1 ½ cups fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves - minced
  • ½ cup cilantro - chopped
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Chop shrimp into small, bite sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine shrimp and lime juice. Let stand for about 30 minutes to let the juice “cook” the shrimp.
  • Once shrimp turns pink, add the tomatoes, garlic, onion, ketchup, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and cilantro. Mix to combine. Make sure juice is covering all ingredients.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least another 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator, season with salt and pepper. Spoon into individual serving bowls or and top with fresh avocado.


Serving: 1 cupCalories: 178 kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 5 g (2%)Protein: 24 g (48%)Fat: 5.5 g (8%)Fiber: 1 g (4%)
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  1. Connie DeLeon

    Yum, I love ceviche, this is a super easy delicious recipe, thanks!! You make my weight watchers journey possible, I no longer have to try to cook two meals every night because you create delcious meals that my whole family loves, thank you!!

  2. Kristine Luvs 2 Cook

    Seriously??!?!?!?! You do NOT cook the shrimp in this recipe?? OMG I am so going to make this over the weekend!! Thank you SO much for all your great recipes.

  3. Kristine Luvs 2 Cook

    Seriously!?!!??!? You do NOT cook the shrimp?? It is THAT easy? I am SO going to make this over the weekend! Thank you so much!

    • Kristine Luvs 2 Cook

      Sorry…didn’t think the first reply took!