Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

The easiest and best Shrimp Ceviche recipe out there! So fresh and delicious!
The easiest and best Shrimp Ceviche recipe out there! So fresh and delicious!
The easiest and best Shrimp Ceviche recipe out there! So fresh and delicious!

If you have never made a legit ceviche before, this Shrimp Ceviche Tostada is the perfect place to start! Light and refreshing, this no-cook meal will become a family favorite!

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada


A few weeks ago my parents came to my new home town and I wanted to take them to some of my new favorite restaurants. There is this small Mexican restaurant here that serves the most amazing Carne Asada Fries, so obviously I took my parents there.

It happened to be on a day where the daily special was also a Shrimp Ceviche Tostada.

We ordered the fries, plus a tostada.

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

The crisp corn tortilla was piled high with finely diced shrimp, cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro. It came with some sliced avocado on top, which I highly recommend.

It was pure bliss.

I forgot all about the carne asada fries and only dreamt about that shrimp ceviche… for days!

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

I knew instantly I wanted to make it at home.

I waited for a warm day. You know, one of those days where you simply dread turning on your oven or stove top? Ceviche is the perfect no-cook meal for those hot summer days.

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

The shrimp start out raw, then sit in a bowl full of fresh lime juice for about 15 minutes. The acidity in the lime juice cooks the shrimp to a perfect tender bite.

The crunch of the cucumber, onion, and jalapeño blend perfectly with the delicate shrimp and creamy avocado.

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

If you can’t find the crisp tostada shells, you can always just serve these with corn tortilla chips, or on top of a bed of lettuce for a light and refreshing salad!

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

Seriously, you’re going to l.o.v.e. this.

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Shrimp Ceviche Tostada

Shrimp Ceviche Tostada is a light and refreshing no-cook meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, diced
  • 3/4 cup lime juice, fresh (about 6 limes)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced and peeled (I prefer English cucumber)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 California Avocado, sliced
  • 8 to stada shells
  • Salt, to taste


  • Combine the raw shrimp and lime juice in a large bowl, so lime juice covers shrimp completely. Let sit for 15 minutes, or until shrimp is no longer grey. Drain (DO NOT RINSE) shrimp and discard lime juice.
  • Combine the onion, cucumber, jalapeño, tomato and cilantro in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and mayo and stir to combine.
  • Serve on tostada shells with slices of avocado on top. Season with salt to taste. Enjoy!


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: ceviche, cilantro, corn tortillas, Cucumber, lime juice, shrimp, tomatoes, tostada
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
16 Responses
  1. Erin

    A tip for the tostada shells! We make our own by frying corn tortillas in a very little bit of oil. Comes out perfectly!

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  3. M T

    HI! Have you tried this with any fish?? Just wondering which kind you think would go best with this recipe. I’ve never made ceviche but this recipe sounds delicious!

  4. Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine

    Hm only 15 minutes? I always thought it took at least 5+ hours or something. But can’t wait to try this out!

    1. Shawn

      You definitely don’t want to cook shrimp for 5+ hours! 😉 You’ll be amazed how quickly this comes together and how tasty it is!

  5. Micah

    My husband is 1st generation Mexican-American and his aunt taught me how to make their family ceviche. The only difference between theirs and this recipe is that they put the mayo on the tostada instead of in the actual dish… They also “cook” the fish/shrimp over night, changing the lime juice 3 times in 24 hours. Just offering a slight differentiation to the recipe if you’d like to try!

  6. Julia

    Ceviche is my favorite! When we recently went to Costa Rica we ate so much of it. I love the idea of adding to t a tostada–totally trying that this sumer.

  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    That tostada looks and sounds amazing! I love how fresh the ingredients in the ceviche are.

  8. Malinda @countrysidecravings

    I’m loving all of these light and refreshing meals you have! I love mexican but sometimes it can be a little heavy to eat on a scorching hot day so this is perfect!! Pinned!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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