Authentic Aguachile with Shrimp

Authentic Aguachile with Shrimp

Authentic Aguachile Verde, also known as Mexican Shrimp Ceviche, is a traditional Mexican dish that’s full of flavor and made with fresh ingredients. Vibrant green in color, this paleo-friendly easy shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer as the weather gets warmer. Serve with grain-free tortilla chips or tostadas, and enjoy with lime margaritas! 


Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, 

Serves 6-8  


1 Pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed (can also use scallops) 

¼ Red onion, sliced very thin

2 Large limes

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

½ Cup fresh lime juice

1 Clove garlic

1 Cup cilantro

2 Jalapenos, halved lengthwise

Sea salt 

To garnish:

Sliced cucumbers

Avocado Slices

Radish Slices

Cilantro leaves

Avocado Oil

To serve:

Grain-Free Round Tortilla Chips or Mini Tostadas

1. Slice the shrimp in half, lengthwise. Place the shrimp in a shallow dish and squeeze lime to fully cover all of the shrimps (this is a way to cook the shrimps; they will turn slightly pink). Sprinkle salt and turn over a few times to ensure both sides are coated in lime juice and cook. Marinating the shrimp should take about 30 minutes.

2. While the shrimp marinades, add sliced onion to a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Add water, just enough to cover onions. Add white vinegar and allow them to soak. Set aside.

3. Add fresh lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos and teaspoon salt to a blender. Blend until smooth.

4. Pour mixture over the shrimp and toss. Drain the onions and sprinkle them on top. Garnish with radish and cucumber. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours, or until cold.

5. Remove from the refrigerator. Add avocado slices and cilantro on top. Drizzle avocado oil. Serve with grain-free tortilla chips or tostadas!

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