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Crazy Simple Faux Shrimp Ceviche

By August 23, 2018Recipes
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This dish is called “faux” shrimp ceviche because, unlike with traditional ceviche, the shrimp in this recipe is already cooked. So, if the idea of “cooking” your shrimp in citrus juices makes you nervous, you can still enjoy ceviche the way I’ve outlined it here.

This shrimp ceviche is a great addition to any barbecue or party where you want to make sure there is something healthy on hand. Even better, you can make it earlier in the day or even the night before so you can spend more time setting up the yard games, picking out party clothes, or getting some pre-party relaxation time.

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You can make this faux shrimp ceviche using fresh, frozen, or even canned (but drained) shrimp. If you’re going to use large shrimp, chop them into small pieces. And if your shrimp isn’t already cooked, then just make that your first step.

To keep it healthy, serve this with your favorite vegetable “chip.” We suggest you try making these amazing beet chips.

Crazy Simple Faux Shrimp Ceviche

This can be made ahead of your party or BBQ, so you have more time for other things. The flavors will just get better and better.

Category Appetizer, Salad, Seafood, Side Dish
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Alma Schneider


  • 1 pound small shrimp cooked, tails removed, and chilled
  • 1 small jar pickled jalapenos drained and roughly chopped
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley washed and minced


  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.

  2. Chill and let the flavors meld.

  3. Serve with beet chips. sweet potato chips, or large carrots cut into "coins.”

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.