Shrimp and Mandarin Orange Ceviche

by Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN

Ceviche! Everyone craves a delicious sea food platter this time of year. What a best way to satiate those cravings with a yummy and easy-to-make shrimp ceviche.  You will only need a few ingredients and you can bring this deliciousness to the table.

Ingredients                                                (Yields: 4 Serving)

  • 1 lb of uncooked, cleaned and deveined shrimps
  • 12 limes, juiced (you could need a little more)
  • 1 red onion, cut in julienne
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2-3 mandarin oranges
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Plantain chips as accompaniment


Place the shrimps on a shallow glass container. Cover with the lime juice and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the shrimps turn pink and have an opaque texture. (It may need extra time depending on the size of the shrimp).

While shrimps are marinating, combine onion, cilantro, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Reserve.

Next, peel the mandarin oranges over a small bowl so you catch all juices and drips. Cut out sections of the orange, leaving the membrane intact, and squeeze all juices out.

Once shrimps are ready, season with salt and pepper and combine with the onion mixture, mandarin oranges and its juices. You may marinate for an additional 10 more minutes at room temperature.  Serve with the plantain chips.


Suellen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in the Rochester, NY area.  Connect with her at or follow her on Instagram at @Suellen_Pineda