Salmon Ceviche

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    Salmon ceviche is so easy to make! A great appetizer for any meal!

    Salmon ceviche is so easy to make! A great appetizer for any meal!

    When Jason and I went to Turks & Caicos for our honeymoon, we had the most amazing salmon recipe.

    We had this amazing ceviche (conch ceviche to be more accurate) that I’ve ever had.

    I have always been afraid to make ceviche at home ’cause I’m like ‘omg what if I don’t do it right and we’re eating raw seafood and we get really sick?’

    Well, one weekend I was really craving ceviche.

    It was hot and I didn’t really want to do anything over a stove so I thought ceviche would be so delicious with some crusty bread and wine.

    This took no time to make and the flavors were so FRESH and refreshing. I felt like I was back in the Turks and Caicos ;)

    Salmon ceviche is so easy to make! A great appetizer for any meal!

    What exactly is ceviche?

    Ceviche is a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime.

    Isn’t eating raw seafood bad for you?

    Not really. If you get sushi-grade seafood, that is top quality.

    So is ceviche eating raw fish?

    In a sense, yes, but the acid “cooks” it, in a way.

    I found this explanation online: The acid in the citrus denatures the proteins in the fish, causing it to become opaque and producing a firm texture.

    Salmon ceviche is so easy to make! A great appetizer for any meal!

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    Salmon Ceviche

    Salmon ceviche is so easy to make! A great appetizer for any meal!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 4 hrs
    Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 191kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1 pound fresh salmon filets, cubed into 1-inch squares
    • 1 shallot, diced
    • 1 avocado, cubed
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Chopped parsley, for topping, optional


    • In a large bowl, toss salmon, shallot, avocado, lime, salt and pepper together. Make sure you get the salmon cubes and avocado well-coated with the lime juice so the salmon gets "cooked" by the acid of the lime and the avocado stays bright green.
    • Place in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
    • Serve with crusty bread and serve chilled.


    Nutrition Facts
    Salmon Ceviche
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 191 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Carbohydrates 8g3%
    Fiber 5g20%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 22g44%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    We totally want a Dyson! Lucky you!
    We also had the most amazing ceviche when we went on our honey moon awhile back, and have been obsessed ever since. Now, salmon ceviche? That’s new and you can bet your boots we will be face planting into it! Pinned!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    If that thing craps out on you in the beginning, you got a dud ;) It’ll last forever so long as you don’t go dropping it down the stairs or anything crazy like that. I’m still jealous of your T&C trip but those flights are ridiculous. Someday though!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    How have I never heard of salmon ceviche? This is brilliant! (And congrats on the new vacuum.) :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    I LOVE ceviche! This salmon avocado variety looks great!

  • Maria says:

    Love the avocado in there!

  • Kelly says:

    I love making those recipes that remind us of the places we’ve been or the experiences we’ve had!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I adore ceviche! Could eat year round! Can’t wait to try!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    This is gorgeous. I love fresh ceviche, but have never tried at home either!! As for the vacuum, it was a running joke in our house that every Christmas we had to buy a new one. We did that for the first 8 years of marriage (seriously, it was ridiculous). 12 years ago we bought a Dyson…and we still use that same DYSON! I’d like to upgrade at this point, the swivel head is nice, as is the auto switch from wood/carpet (ours still has a manual switch). I hope you find many years with your vacuum (LOL, so very very adultish).

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Julie this looks amazing!! Want!!

  • marla says:

    Ceviche & salmon are 2 of my all time favorites ~ must try!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    salmon ceviche thats something new but i love ceviche in general.

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says:

    I usually never eat ceviche but salmon ceviche I am all over this is brilliant!

  • francesca says:

    Love eating stuff that reminds you of your happy place – this looks lovely. Glad you conquered your fear here :)

  • Meredith says:

    This is right up my alley!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    That ceviche looks so good!

  • Gaby says:

    Totally craving this!

  • This looks so fresh and perfect summer lunch!

  • Nicole says:

    I love ceviche but never thought about salmon ceviche!

  • Lisa says:

    This was devine. I made it exactly as you described and it turned out so surprisingly tasty. It was refreshing and clean. The combination is perfect. I am new to chevish but I am sold. This recipe is a keeper for sure.

  • Juan says:

    This recipe looks great, I always wanted to try a salmon ceviche, but was didnt’ know if I needed to cook the salmon or just let it marinate in the citrus juices. Definately will be trying thanks

  • Eli says:

    Do I need to use sushi grade salmon for this?

    • Julie says:

      I would highly recommend it, yes.

      • Eli says:

        Great thanks!

  • Jen says:

    Well, I finally decided that I should leave a comment seeing that I have made this many times and I have even given out this recipe to all that have tried it! First, this is super easy and I like the simplicity of this recipe. I tweaked it a bit by adding a lot of limes so the fish was fully covered and added fresh diced jalapenos.

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