New Mexican Ceviche


New Mexican Ceviche

Spicy and Tangy Shrimp Ceviche with a Southwestern Twist

In the vibrant and flavorful world of New Mexican cuisine, this adaptation of the classic Peruvian ceviche brings a delightful fusion of flavors. The combination of fresh seafood, zesty lime juice, and fiery chilies creates a mouthwatering dish that perfectly embodies the bold and spicy essence of New Mexican cuisine.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

0 minutes (no cooking required)

1 hour 30 minutes (including marinating and chilling time)

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Keto-friendly, Pescatarian


Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Shellfish allergy, Soy allergy


While the original Peruvian ceviche typically features fish or seafood marinated in lime juice, New Mexican ceviche adds a touch of Southwestern flair. This adaptation incorporates ingredients commonly found in New Mexican cuisine, such as roasted green chilies, cilantro, and avocado, to give the dish a unique and vibrant twist. We alse have the original recipe for Ceviche, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 220 kcal / 920 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 9g, 2g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the shrimp and lime juice. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. 2.
    After marinating, remove the shrimp from the lime juice and chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, combine the chopped shrimp, roasted green chilies, red onion, tomato, cilantro, and avocado.
  4. 4.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste and gently toss to combine.
  5. 5.
    Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. 6.
    Serve the New Mexican ceviche chilled with tortilla chips on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Shrimp — Make sure to use fresh and properly cleaned shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • Lime juice — Use freshly squeezed lime juice for a vibrant and tangy taste.
  • Roasted green chilies — If you can't find roasted green chilies, you can use canned green chilies or roast fresh green chilies yourself.
  • Avocado — Choose ripe avocados that are slightly soft to the touch for a creamy and buttery texture.
  • Tortilla chips — Opt for thick and sturdy tortilla chips that can hold up to the chunky ceviche.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add a finely chopped jalapeno pepper to the ceviche.
  • To enhance the smoky flavor, you can add a pinch of ground cumin to the ceviche mixture.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, remove the seeds and membranes from the roasted green chilies before dicing them.
  • Serve the ceviche in chilled glasses or bowls for an elegant presentation.
  • Feel free to customize the ceviche by adding diced mango, pineapple, or cucumber for a refreshing twist.

Serving advice

Serve the New Mexican ceviche as an appetizer or light lunch. Garnish with additional cilantro leaves and lime wedges for a fresh and vibrant presentation. Enjoy with tortilla chips for scooping up the flavorful ceviche.

Presentation advice

To create an eye-catching presentation, serve the ceviche in individual martini glasses or small bowls. Arrange a few tortilla chips around the ceviche and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. The vibrant colors of the shrimp, avocado, and tomatoes will make the dish visually appealing.