Shrimp Ceviche Mango Avocado Salsa is an easy shrimp ceviche recipe with juicy mango and creamy avocado.  It’s perfect for entertaining!

Shrimp ceviche in small bowl with chips alongside

I’ve got something really special for you today.  This Shrimp Ceviche is the perfect appetizer for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!  

I love Mexican food, and quite honestly, the dips/condiments are probably my favorite part.  If you think about it, it’s the condiments like salsa and guacamole that make a taco really great because that’s where most of the flavor comes from.  

It’s big, fresh flavor, which is why I can never get enough.  🙂

A dip is nothing without incredible dippers either, so we’re pairing this Shrimp Ceviche Mango Avocado Salsa with my favorite chips on the planet from Food Should Taste Good.  I was not compensated monetarily here, but I did receive several bags of complimentary chips.  

Lucky me!  It was quite possibly the best mail day EVER for me when I received these, and my family and I went through those chips like there was no tomorrow.

Shrimp ceviche on serving platter with chips

It’s hard to believe that once upon a time I steered clear of shellfish.  I’ve always eaten fish, but shellfish was another story.

I finally came around and began to eat shrimp cocktail, then crab cakes, then the rest slowly happened.   Now?  Shellfish — especially shrimp — is high on my list of ingredients because it’s light, fresh, and so quick to prepare.

Overhead shot of shrimp ceviche on white plate with chips and lime

How to make Shrimp Ceviche

As much as I love seafood of all kinds now, I’ve never gotten on board the sushi thing.  I like my seafood cooked!  I was always under the impression that ceviche was raw fish, but it actually is cooked….just a bit differently.  

There’s no stove top, no grill — no conventional cooking here.  The seafood is placed in a bowl with plenty of fresh citrus juice, left at room temperature until opaque, and voila!  Perfectly “cooked” seafood.

Shrimp ceviche is so tender — there’s no overcooking it unless you add too much citrus.  I added just enough lime juice to cover the shrimp, and it turned opaque in a matter of about 15 minutes.  I left it separate from the rest of the ingredients until it was opaque, then combined it with the salsa.

Close up shot of shrimp ceviche in bowl with chips

Originally I didn’t intend to add avocado to this ceviche-salsa, but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve loved the mango-avocado combination ever since I made my Mango Guacamole last year.  

Adding the creamy avocado to the tender shrimp, crisp red onion and bell pepper, spicy jalapeño and sweet mango made it over the top delicious.

The first time I served this shrimp ceviche in little cut crystal cups, and the second time as it was all in one serving bowl as shown here.  

Whichever way you serve it, it will be a hit because the flavor and freshness is unbelievable.  It’s perfect for any celebration, Cinco de Mayo or not. 🙂

More Cinco de Mayo fare:

Chicken tacos by Damn Delicious

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fish Tacos 

Homemade enchilada sauce

Sweet potato black bean enchiladas

Yield: Serves 4

Shrimp Ceviche Mango Avocado Salsa

Shrimp ceviche in bowl with chips and lime

Shrimp Ceviche Mango Avocado Salsa is an easy shrimp ceviche recipe with juicy mango and creamy avocado.  It's perfect for entertaining!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 12 medium raw shrimp, deveined, tails removed, and chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice*
  • 1 small or half of a large mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small avocado, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped


  1. Toss the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Add the lime juice and toss gently. Add more lime juice if necessary to just cover the shrimp. Let stand 15-20 minute or until opaque.
  2. Once the shrimp is opaque, add the mango, avocado, bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro and toss to combine. Add more salt and lime juice, to taste. Let stand at room temperature for a minimum of 15 minutes for the flavors to meld.
  3. Serve in individual cups or one larger serving bowl with your favorite chips and enjoy!


  • I made this dip for a smaller crowd, but it can easily be doubled for a larger one!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.


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