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Simple Keto Ceviche Recipe

Louise Hendon | March 19
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Keto isn’t all beef and chicken. Enjoy a fresh, light meal by making this simple Keto ceviche recipe.

What is Ceviche?

Ceviche consists of raw fish with a citrus flair. It’s usually spiced up with chili pepper. Although it may have a beautiful presentation that looks complex and intimidating, ceviche is fairly simple to prepare.

Since this is a raw fish dish, it’s important to select the freshest fish possible. While the acid in the lime juice marinade causes it to transform as if it had been cooked, it doesn’t actually kill bacteria the way cooking does.

Your fishmonger should be able to help you select suitable fish for ceviche. Make sure you take home pieces that are firm and not fishy smelling.

Once home, it’s important to preserve that freshness yourself. Keep it on ice in the fridge, and prepare it as soon as possible.

Most people prefer to have the fishmonger remove the skin and bones. Make sure to perform this task yourself if it was not done for you.

It’s very important to marinade the fish long enough. I suggest 30 minutes. If it soaks too long, it can get rubbery. If it doesn’t soak long enough, it will be too raw.

The fish will appear firm and opaque when done, so check it frequently to increase your odds of success.

Where Did This Dish Come From?

Some of you will be very familiar with ceviche, but I’ll bet others haven’t heard of it before. If you’re far from the coast, where seafood is harder to come by, it’s probably not a common dish.

It hasn’t been in the U.S. for long. Ceviche made its way here in the ‘80s, but others have been enjoying it much longer than that.

Ceviche is very popular in Peru, and some argue that that is where it was born. According to archaeologists, a ceviche-like concoction was eaten there two thousand years ago.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your ceviche. There are many national variations on this dish. For example, shrimp, scallops, and even squid have been used for ceviche!

More Keto Fish Recipes

If you love seafood, you’re in luck! The Keto diet is kind to those who enjoy eating the catch of the day.

This raw fish ceviche may not be for you, but there are plenty of other options. Check out this post with tons of other seafood recipes.

You’ll find lots of great ideas that are healthy and perfect for Keto!

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Simple Keto Ceviche Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Entree
  • Cuisine: Latin American


It’s hard to imagine the just a handful of ingredients can bring such fantastic, fresh flavors.


  • 1 1/2 fillets of fresh white fish (250 g), skinless and deboned
  • 1/4 red onion (28 g), peeled and finely chopped
  • juice of 1 1/2 limes (38 ml)
  • 1 red chili pepper (14 g), seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons (2 g) of cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 avocado (100 g), peeled and sliced


  1. Cut the fresh fish into 1/2 inch pieces and place into a bowl with the red onion and lime juice. Mix well to combine.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in the red chili and cilantro/parsley. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with sliced avocado.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 3 g


  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 23 g
Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.