Green Ceviche


Green Ceviche

Green Ceviche

Ceviche Verde

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.41 from 5 votes


For the sauce:

  • 1 habanero
  • 1/2 red onion quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups bitter orange juice or sub for 1/2 cup each lime, lemon and orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and upper part of stems chopped
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk coarsely chopped

For the ceviche:

  • 1 pound red snapper filet or mild fish like grouper, trout, flounder, sole or rockfish, cut into 1/2“ dice
  • 1 cup (about 1 large) cucumber finely diced and seeded
  • 1 cup (about 1 large) avocado finely diced
  • 1/2 cup peeled and finely diced green apple

For garnish:

  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled pepitas lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Tortilla chips or tostadas to serve

To Prepare

To make the sauce:

  • On a preheated comal set over medium heat, toast the habanero, onion and unpeeled garlic for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until charred on the outside and soft inside. Remove from the heat.
  • Peel the garlic cloves, stem the chile, and add to the jar of a blender along with the toasted onion, bitter orange juice, olive oil, salt, cilantro, cucumber and celery. Puree until completely smooth.

To make the ceviche:

  • Place fish in a medium bowl. Pour bitter orange sauce over it. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes outside the refrigerator, or up to 24 hours covered in the refrigerator. When ready to eat. Add the diced cucumber, avocado and apple. Garnish with chives, cilantro and pepitas. Eat with tostadas or tortilla chips.

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6comments inGreen Ceviche

  1. Anonymous

    Nov 11

    Very good, enjoyed making it

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 25

      So happy to hear, yay!

  2. Charlotte Arthur

    Nov 11

    Watched on PBS. Looked so good & easy. Planning on using grouper. So ready! Thanks Charlotte

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 25

      I hope you liked it Charlotte!

      1. Carol

        Mar 17

        Wow! Can’t wait to make. Nutritious, low fat, low cal and totally gourmet. I saw it on PBS 3/17/2024. Thank you.

        1. Pati Jinich

          Mar 18


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