Recipe: Watermelon and Shrimp Ceviche, My New Summer Love

For the past week or two I’ve been seriously craving watermelon. Then, all of a sudden I got this idea to combine two of my favorite loves, watermelon salad and shrimp ceviche. I was initially really hesitant to do this, but it was soooo worth the risk.

Yesterday I finally found a ceviche worthy watermelon. Later, at the farmer’s market, I discovered something that would really set this plan off – peach balsamic vinegar from The Olive Press.


I could drink this stuff straight! Anyway, this recipe comes just in time to add to a fabulous summer soiree. Enjoy!

Juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp. peach balsamic vinegar
1/4 of a medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 serrano pepper, finely minced
20 or so medium steamed shrimp, peeled
2 cups watermelon chunks
approx 10 mint leaves, finely chopped
sprinkle of coarse salt

Place lime juice, vinegar, onion, pepper, and shrimp in a dish. Cover and let marinate about 5 minutes. Mix in remaining ingredients and serve.

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Watermelon and Shrimp Ceviche, My New Summer Love

  1. I hope you don’t really mean raw shrimp?
    I believe your thinking the already cooked cold shrimp you buy. Its red, raw shrimp is black and as you don’t heat ceviche that would be getting you pretty sick..

    • Hi Ashleigh,
      Yes, this was made with raw shrimp that were soaked in the lime juice until they turned the color you see in the photo. This post is from a couple of years ago and I have since learned that I was supposed to steam the shrimp to avoid bacteria. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll update that in the recipe. It was delicious and I didn’t get sick btw. 😉

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