Cook With A Chef Trainee: Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

In this video, one of our very own Chef Trainees, Christina, shares one of her favorite recipes: Shrimp Ceviche!

As a Sprouts Chef Trainee, Christina has been mastering culinary skills and dishes at Boulevard, a renowned restaurant on San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront.

What is Shrimp Ceviche?

Shrimp ceviche is a popular Latin American dish made with raw shrimp marinated in citrus juices, herbs, and other seasonings. The acid from the citrus juice “cooks” the shrimp, giving it a slightly opaque appearance and a firm texture. Below, you’ll find a quick and easy recipe to make shrimp ceviche at home.

Your Instructor

In this video, you’ll cook with Christina, a Sprouts Chef Training graduate. Sprouts is a 501(c)(3) charity equipping youth like Christina to rise from hardship through culinary training and job placement.

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Recipe for Shrimp Ceviche


  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed citrus juice (lemon OR lime)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced (1/2 bunch)
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just pink and cooked through.
  2. Drain the shrimp and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Cut the shrimp into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together your citrus juice of choice, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, and red onion.
  4. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat with the citrus mixture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve the shrimp ceviche chilled, garnished with additional cilantro or lime wedges if desired. Enjoy!

Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment!

This shrimp ceviche recipe is perfect for an easy and healthy weeknight meal or as a party appetizer. In this video, Christina uses lime juice, chili serrano, and cilantro to flavor her ceviche. Experiment with different types of citrus juices (lemon, lime, even a splash of orange juice), peppers (jalapeños, for example), or herbs to make this dish your own.


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