Mediterranean Ceviche


Mediterranean Ceviche

Sun-Kissed Seafood Delight: Mediterranean Ceviche

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with this refreshing twist on the classic Peruvian ceviche. Bursting with vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients, this Mediterranean-inspired ceviche is a delightful combination of seafood, citrus, and Mediterranean herbs. It's the perfect dish to enjoy on a warm summer day or as a light and healthy appetizer.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

No cooking required

50 minutes (including chilling time)

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb

Fish, Shellfish

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Peruvian ceviche typically uses lime juice as the main citrus component, this Mediterranean adaptation incorporates a blend of lemon and orange juices for a slightly sweeter and tangier flavor profile. Additionally, Mediterranean herbs like basil and oregano are added to infuse the dish with aromatic notes. We alse have the original recipe for Ceviche, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 2g)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (Sugars: 5g)
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the fish, shrimp, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper.
  2. 2.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3.
    Pour the citrus-herb dressing over the seafood and vegetables. Gently toss to ensure everything is well coated.
  4. 4.
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. 5.
    Before serving, give the ceviche a final toss and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. 6.
    Garnish with fresh parsley and serve chilled.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fish — Ensure the fish fillets are fresh and of high quality. If possible, use sustainable options like sea bass or sole.
  • Shrimp — Opt for fresh shrimp and make sure they are properly peeled and deveined before using in the ceviche.
  • Citrus juices — Use freshly squeezed lemon and orange juices for the best flavor. Avoid using bottled juices as they may contain additives.
  • Herbs — Choose fresh basil and oregano to enhance the Mediterranean flavors of the ceviche.
  • Olive oil — Use extra virgin olive oil for its rich flavor and health benefits.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a finely chopped chili pepper to the ceviche.
  • To make the ceviche more substantial, serve it with a side of crusty bread or toasted pita chips.
  • If you prefer a milder onion flavor, soak the chopped red onion in cold water for 10 minutes before adding it to the ceviche.
  • Experiment with different types of seafood like scallops or calamari to create your own unique Mediterranean ceviche.
  • To make the dish more colorful, use a mix of different colored bell peppers.

Serving advice

Serve the Mediterranean ceviche chilled in individual bowls or on a platter. Accompany it with a side of toasted bread or tortilla chips for scooping up the flavorful juices. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the ceviche in an attractive and appetizing manner by placing the colorful diced vegetables and seafood on top. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the ceviche just before serving to add a glossy finish.