Fish Out of Water Tasty Ceviche Recipe to Try at Home

Rich both in protein and flavor, ceviche is a great source for omega-3s. Ceviche, a South American delicacy, is also low in calories and high in nutrients so, if you’re on a diet or just want a healthy snack, ceviche is the way to go. For those who don’t like fish or who don’t eat a lot of protein in general, you just might find middle ground in ceviche. Even if you do eat a lot of fish, though, the way it’s being cooked(fried, sauteed, etc) may be adding to the calorie content and negating whatever benefits you’d get by making it in a healthier way. While steaming and grilling are healthier options, they tend to be bland. Ceviche, on the other hand, is bursting with flavor and healthy nutrients. Don’t be deterred from ceviche just because it isn’t cooked(preparation is in the freezer). As long as you buy fresh ingredients and fish, and handle it correctly, you should be just fine. Try the ceviche recipe below, which features scallops and shrimp, and see for yourself how good the healthy snack tastes like. It can be eaten alone or with tortilla chips(watch the portion of chips) and can even be used to add flavor to a brothy soup.

1/2 pound bay scallops
1/2 pound cooked, peeled shrimp 

10 limes, juiced 

2 tomatoes, diced 

5 green onions, minced 

2 stalks celery, sliced

1/2 green bell pepper, minced
1/2 cup celery, minced
Dash of freshly ground black pepper 

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Optional: 1 avocado, chopped


Rinse scallops and place in large bowl. Pour lime juice over the scallops so that they are completely immersed in the juice. Chill the lime juice and scallops overnight or until scallops are opaque and no longer see through. Empty half of the lime juice out of the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

The Final Product:


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