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Whether it’s Peruvian, Mexican, or Fijian, ceviche is one of our all-time favorite dishes. Essentially seafood marinated in citrus (or vinegar in Fiji), it’s a refreshing no-cook dish to make year round, but especially in the summer when the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or stove. It can be made with tuna, salmon, white fish, shrimp, squid, lobster—pretty much anything you can find fresh at the seafood counter. Served with tortilla chips or crispy quinoa, or atop crunchy tostadas, ceviche makes an outstanding appetizer or light meal. Here, we’ve collected our 9 best ceviche recipes.

Peruvian Street Cart Ceviche with Sweet Potato and Toasted Corn (Ceviche Carretillero)

Versions of this dish, Lima’s iconic ceviche, are served around the city at beaches, parks, and markets. Chef John Evans Ravenna of Barra Lima sprinkles his with fried quinoa—long grown in Peru—and whimsical foraged garnishes such as edible flowers and seaweeds. For ease, you can leave off the glazed sweet potato, though it provides welcome relief from the spicy ají limo chile. Get the recipe for Peruvian Street Cart Ceviche with Sweet Potato and Toasted Corn (Ceviche Carretillero) »
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Fijian Ceviche

Fijian Ceviche
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Japanese-Style Tuna Ceviche with Togarashi and Radish

Depending on how the fish is cut, this dish falls between a ceviche and a tiradito, a Japanese-Peruvian (or Nikkei) invention similar to ceviche, in which the fish is thinly sliced like sashimi. Nikkei-style preparations such as this often feature Japanese ingredients like soy sauce, togarashi, and sesame oil. Get the recipe for Japanese-Style Tuna Ceviche with Togarashi and Radish »
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Salmon Ceviche with Avocado and Mango

The combination of salmon and avocado, which Peruvians call palta, is still more common as a maki roll in Lima’s sushi bars than it is in the city’s cevicherías, but it’s growing in popularity. Ravenna adds firm-ripe mango for its sweetness and acidity to harmonize with the rich, fatty avocado. Get the recipe for Salmon Ceviche with Avocado and Mango »
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Lobster Ceviche with Limestone Lettuce

This recipe, which came from noted chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is typical of the cross-cultural innovations that made him such a success. Get the recipe for Lobster Ceviche with Limestone Lettuce »
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Baja Ceviche Tostadas

Baja Ceviche Tostadas
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Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche

Grapefruit juice, fiery jalapeño, and fragrant ginger transform shrimp, scallops, and calamari into an aromatic, spicy salad. Get the recipe »

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