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AIP Ceviche Recipe

Louise | May 4
AIP Ceviche Recipe #aip

Fresh, easy, and delicious, this AIP ceviche recipe will be a great addition to your patio table this summer.

What is Ceviche?

The picture may look fancy, but this is a really simple dish to make. Very few ingredients, simple instructions, not a huge time commitment…all good things in my book.

Ceviche is raw seafood that is marinated in citrus to break down the proteins. This curing process is what makes the food safe to eat.

You need to take some extra precautions since you’re not cooking the fish in the traditional sense. Fresh fish is a must here. If you’re not lucky enough to live near the ocean, where fresh fish is plentiful, a trip to see your area fishmonger is in order.

Select fish that is firm, glossy eyed, and devoid of stench. Fresh fish should not smell fishy!

Unless you’re using it immediately upon getting it home, put it on ice. This is definitely a recipe you should make the day you go to the store.

While you’re at the store, there are a couple of other things you need to pick up. Make sure your cart is stocked with red onion, limes, avocado, and cilantro or parsley.

You’ll need the limes to cure the fish, and the other ingredients decorate the fish for a complete meal.

Best Fish For Ceviche

While you can use any white-fleshed fish for ceviche, there are some that work particularly well. Bass, flounder, sole, grouper, or rockfish are great options.

Avoid oilier types of fish like tuna, mackerel, and sardines. You’re also going to have better luck with specimens that are caught in the ocean rather than in freshwater.

You can add some shrimp or scallops to your ceviche if you enjoy them.

How I Made This AIP-Friendly

Ceviche is fairly friendly for autoimmune protocol without my help, but there is one modification I made.

Many recipes call for chili powder or other spices that are not AIP-friendly. Chili powder is derived from nightshade and shouldn’t be eaten on AIP.

I promise this ceviche is still a lovely treat without it!

Watch Out for Nightshades!

Since I brought up chili powder, I should caution you that there are plenty of other nightshades that could cause a flare-up of your condition.

Potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers are some of the most common nightshades to avoid. As for the others, this handy list will tell you the spices and seasonings you need to keep off your plate on AIP.

AIP Ceviche Recipe #aip

AIP Ceviche Recipe #aip

AIP Ceviche Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Entree
  • Cuisine: Latin American


Ceviche is a simple, fresh dish that can be enjoyed all year-round.


  • 1 1/2 fillets (250 g) of fresh white fish, skinless and deboned
  • 1/4 red onion (28 g), peeled and finely chopped
  • juice of 1 1/2 limes (38 ml)
  • 1/2 avocado (100 g), peeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons (2 g) of cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
  • salt


  1. Cut the fish into 1/2 -inch pieces. Place the fish, red onion, and lime juice in a bowl.
  2. Mix well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge for no more than 30 minutes.
  3. When the marinating is complete, stir in the avocado and cilantro/parsley and season with salt. Serve immediately.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 23 g
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