Mouth-Watering Shrimp & Avocado Tacos Recipe

Dear readers,

Prepare your taste buds for a flavorful trip across continents with my recipe for “Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos.” As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I am excited to introduce you to this dish that showcases the best of both worlds.

Originating from South America, ceviche is a beloved seafood dish that consists of raw fish marinated in lime juice and spiced with salt and pepper. In this recipe, I am putting a twist on a classic by incorporating succulent shrimp cooked in seviche style, alongside creamy avocado.

The roasted corn tortillas add texture for every bite while serving as a vessel to wrap the shrimp ceviche and fresh avocados. This recipe features fresh ingredients, such as cilantro, lime juice, garlic cloves, black pepper, and juicy tomatoes.

Whether you’re craving tacos or just looking for a refreshing starter, this shrimp avocado taco recipe offers an excellent option. With its tangy citrus flavor and balanced spice profile, it’s perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a relaxed dinner with family.

So grab your apron, slicing knife, and roll up your sleeves because we are about to prepare one flavorful adventure that will leave everyone begging for seconds!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Seviche - Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos
Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Dear food lovers,

Are you tired of the same old boring meals or dining out at expensive restaurants just to be disappointed with your meal? Look no further, for I have a recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Introducing the Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos Recipe.

Why will you love this recipe, you ask? For starters, it features fresh shrimp marinated in lime juice and served with tomato, avocado, and corn tortillas. Who doesn’t love the combination of juicy shrimp and creamy avocado? The addition of cilantro provides a burst of freshness.

Not only is this dish delicious but it is also easy to make. The ingredient list is simple, and it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare! Busy weeknight dinners just got tastier.

But hold on, there’s more. Are you looking for a healthy meal option that won’t break the bank? This recipe features seafood, which is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids that support heart health. Swap in frozen shrimp if fresh doesn’t fit into your budget.

Lastly, this recipe can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences. Add in some spice with jalapeno peppers or switch up the type of seafood with fish or scallops.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos Recipe today and experience a burst of flavor that will have you craving more.

Ingredient List

 Look at these colorful ingredients!
Look at these colorful ingredients!

To make Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

For the Shrimp Ceviche:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 4 fresh ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced and peeled
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro

To Assemble the Tacos:

  • 12 small white or yellow corn tortillas
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Note that you can use either fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe. If you are using raw shrimp, they will need to be pre-cooked before making the shrimp ceviche.

The Recipe How-To

 Refreshing and flavorful, this dish screams summer!
Refreshing and flavorful, this dish screams summer!

Now let’s get to the exciting part, making the Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos. This recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t require much cooking. The ceviche shrimp is cooked by acidic lime juice, which helps to tenderize the shrimp and kill harmful bacteria. This dish is perfect for summer days, and it will please any seafood lover.


  • ½ lb fresh or frozen medium shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 cups diced peeled avocado
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Corn tortillas

Step 1: Cook the Shrimps

In a non-reactive bowl, add the raw shrimp and cover it with lime juice for about 20-25 minutes until the shrimps turn orange in color. Drain off all excess water from the bowl.

Step 2: Mix Up Ingredients

Add garlic, cilantro, tomato, avocado, salt, and black pepper into the bowl with lime-marinated shrimps. Stir all ingredients carefully.

Step 3: The Tortillas

Heat up corn tortillas on a skillet with some oil or warm them in a microwave before assembling tacos.

Step 4: Assembling the Tacos

Take one corn tortilla each and fill it up with two tablespoons of ceviche shrimp mixture. Repeat until all tacos are filled.

Step 5: Serve

Enjoy your delicious Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos right away by garnishing them with some chopped cilantro on top or serving them with your favorite hot sauce.

Now that you know how easy this recipe is let´s move on to the next section, where we’ll discuss some Substitutions and Variations that you can try.

Substitutions and Variations

 Are you ready for a taste of paradise?
Are you ready for a taste of paradise?

The beauty of this ceviche shrimp and avocado taco recipe lies in its versatility. There are several ways to make it your own by adding or substituting ingredients you prefer or have on hand. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Fish: Instead of using medium shrimp, try using any white, firm-fleshed fish like snapper, tilapia or mahi-mahi. You can also use a combination of fish and shrimp for a more complex flavor.

– Corn Tortillas: If you don’t have corn tortillas on hand, feel free to substitute them with flour tortillas or lettuce cups for a low-carb option.

– Garlic Cloves: If you’re not a fan of garlic, simply omit it from the recipe. Alternatively, you can add a pinch of garlic powder instead.

– Black Pepper: If you don’t have black pepper, feel free to use cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes instead.

– Fresh Cilantro: If cilantro is not your thing, parsley or basil can be used in its place.

– Tomatoes: For a variation, try using cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes.

– Limes: You can replace fresh limes with bottled lime juice for convenience. However, fresh lime juice provides the best flavor.

– Avocado: If you’re not a fan of avocado, you can skip it altogether or replace it with diced mango or pineapple for a sweet twist.

These substitutions and variations will create new experiences and keep this recipe feeling fresh each time you prepare it. Remember that every ingredient has its own unique tastes and textures which affect the overall flavor profile of the dish. So always use high-quality ingredients for the best results!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect combination of spicy, tangy and creamy
The perfect combination of spicy, tangy and creamy

When it comes to serving and pairing these delicious shrimp and avocado tacos, there are plenty of options to consider. The beauty of this dish lies in its versatility, making it the perfect choice for any occasion.

To start, I recommend serving these ceviche-style shrimp and avocado tacos on warmed corn tortillas. The added warmth of the tortillas creates a satisfying contrast to the cool, refreshing flavors of the ceviche.

For additional flavor, try serving alongside a bowl of fresh cilantro leaves and sliced avocados. These fresh ingredients will allow your guests to add an extra kick of flavor to their tacos or even create their own guacamole!

If you’re looking for a more festive option, pair these shrimp and avocado tacos with a refreshing cocktail. A classic margarita or even a simple Paloma can be the perfect accompaniment. The citrus notes in both drinks complement the lime juice in the ceviche perfectly.

Another great option is to serve this meal as part of a larger spread. These tacos would make a great addition to a Mexican feast featuring dishes like fish ceviche or tostadas de camarón.

No matter how you choose to serve these seviche-style shrimp and avocado tacos or what you choose to pair them with, one thing is certain: they are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The zingy lime marinade will make your taste buds dance!
The zingy lime marinade will make your taste buds dance!

As with most seviche or ceviche dishes, making it ahead of time is not recommended as the protein will continue to cook in the acidic marinade and may result in overcooked shrimp. However, if you must make it ahead of time, marinate only the vegetables and add the shrimp 30 minutes before serving.

If there are leftovers, store them covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The lime juice will continue to “cook” the shrimp so it’s best to consume any leftovers as soon as possible. Do note that the texture might change after some time in the fridge caused by the acidity of the lime juice.

To reheat, we don’t recommend placing these tacos in a microwave as they will become soggy. Instead, heat them up using an oven or toaster oven until the tortillas are warm and crispy. Spread out your tortillas and pop them into an oven preheated to 350°F until hot and crispy for about five to seven minutes.

Just remember that these tacos taste best when fresh, so try to enjoy them right away.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Topped with fresh cilantro and jalapenos, these tacos are a party in your mouth
Topped with fresh cilantro and jalapenos, these tacos are a party in your mouth

To ensure that your shrimp ceviche avocado tacos come out perfect every time, I have some helpful tips to share.

Firstly, it’s important to use fresh shrimp for optimal flavor and texture. If fresh shrimp is not available, frozen shrimp can be used instead. However, be sure to thaw them properly before preparing the recipe.

When marinating the shrimp in lime juice, make sure to use enough juice to fully cover the shrimp. This will help to tenderize them and infuse them with flavor. It’s best to let them marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator for the flavors to fully develop.

Another important tip is to finely chop the garlic cloves for a more even distribution of flavor throughout the dish. And don’t be shy with the cilantro – it adds a fresh pop of flavor and color that complements the tanginess of the lime juice.

When preparing the avocado, be gentle when mixing it into the ceviche as it can easily become mushy. Dice it finely and carefully fold it into the mixture for best results.

Lastly, be sure to warm up your corn tortillas on a dry skillet or in the oven for a few minutes before assembling your tacos. This will make them pliable and help prevent them from cracking when you fold them around the filling.

Follow these tips for perfect results and enjoy every bite of your delicious shrimp ceviche avocado tacos!


As you embark on creating this delicious Seviche – Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos recipe, you may have some questions or concerns that need to be addressed. Below, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate the cooking process and achieve the best possible results. From substitutions to storage, we have got you covered. So, read on to find answers to your queries and prepare to enjoy an unforgettable meal packed with fresh, aromatic flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

What pairs well with shrimp ceviche?

As a chef with expertise in both Brazilian and American cuisine, I have prepared a comprehensive list of ingredients that can be used to make a variety of flavorful dishes. Some of these ingredients include white rice, brown rice, and cilantro lime rice, which can serve as a delicious and healthy base for any meal. Additionally, quinoa, beans, and both tortilla and potato chips can add texture and depth to your dish. Tostadas are an excellent alternative to traditional tortillas, as their crispy texture provides a delightful crunch when paired with other ingredients such as pico de gallo, which can be made using either standard tomato or various fruit varieties. To add some color and nutrition to your dish, consider incorporating lettuce leaves, sweet potatoes, and corn on the cob. By making use of these fresh and versatile ingredients, you can create a dish that not only tantalizes your taste buds but is also packed with nutrients.

How long to marinate ceviche?

When preparing ceviche, the marination duration plays a vital role in the taste and texture of the dish. The larger the fish pieces, the longer it needs to marinate. Typically, a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour is required to allow for the citrus juice to ‘cook’ the fish. Although it is acceptable to marinate for up to two hours, anything beyond that will result in a pickled fish flavor, altering the overall taste of the ceviche.

Can frozen shrimp be used in ceviche?

To incorporate frozen shrimp in this recipe, it is necessary to thaw them before cooking. It is worth noting that much of the “fresh” shrimp available in markets has, in fact, been defrosted from frozen.

Can you eat raw shrimp in ceviche?

One need not worry about consuming raw shrimp in ceviche as the use of lime juice as the marinade actually cooks the shrimp. This process transforms the translucent and raw shrimp to a fully opaque and well-cooked texture. In fact, it is quite fascinating to witness this transformation take place right in the bowl.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this seviche/ceviche style shrimp and avocado tacos recipe is a must-try for anyone who enjoys the fresh flavors of seafood, lime juice, and cilantro. It features high-quality ingredients that can easily be found in your local grocery store, and it’s perfect for a summertime family dinner or entertaining guests.

With simple yet detailed instructions and helpful tips for substitutions and variations, this recipe is adaptable to different dietary preferences and levels of spice. Whether you prefer the heat of jalapeño peppers or the coolness of diced tomatoes, this recipe has something for everyone.

So put on some lively music, grab some cold drinks, and get ready to experience a taste of Brazil and America in every bite. Who knows, it may even inspire you to try out more seviche/ceviche recipes or even create your own variations. So go ahead and give it a try – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Seviche - Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Seviche - Ceviche Shrimp and Avocado Tacos Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Calories 243.2 kcal


  • 3 limes
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 avocado)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb cooked peeled medium shrimp
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  • Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon, juice limes to measure 1/4 cup.
  • Place rind and juice in a large bowl.
  • Add tomato and remaining ingredients except tortillas; toss well to combine.
  • Cover and chill for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat tortillas according to package directions.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of each tortilla, fold in half.
  • Serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 216gCalories: 243.2kcalCarbohydrates: 29.6gProtein: 19.3gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 115.2mgSodium: 429.3mgFiber: 6.1gSugar: 2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Easy, Healthy
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.