9 Ceviche Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Cook

The best way to eat seafood is marinated in citrus juice

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Salmon and Tuna CevicheTed Cavanaugh

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)
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) »Ted Cavanaugh
Ceviche Verde with Homemade Tortilla Chips
Ceviche Verde with Homemade Tortilla Chips
Fresh lime juice and puréed tomatillos, cilantro, and serrano chile form an irresistible bright-green broth for this fish and squid ceviche. Get the recipe for Ceviche Verde with Homemade Tortilla Chips »Jenny Huang
Fijian Ceviche
Fijian Ceviche
Kokoda is Fiji's version of ceviche, enriched with coconut milk to balance out all the acid. In this version, the fish "cooks" not in citrus juice but plain old white vinegar, which saves on limes and the time it takes to squeeze them. Get the recipe for Fijian Ceviche»Farideh Sadeghin
Japanese-Style Tuna Ceviche with Togarashi and Radish
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 »Ted Cavanaugh
Passion Fruit Ceviche
TOM COLICCHIO’S PASSION FRUIT CEVICHE
Lime juice is usually the sour staple in a ceviche, but James Beard award-winning chef Tom Colicchio also adds a dash of passion fruit to create a boldly refreshing summer appetizer. Crunchy potato chips bring contrast to the tender fish. Get the recipe for Passion Fruit Ceviche »Matt Taylor-Gross
Salmon Ceviche with Avocado and Mango
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 »Ted Cavanaugh
Lobster Ceviche with Limestone Lettuce
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 »Nicole Franzen
Baja Ceviche Tostadas
Baja Ceviche Tostadas
Inspired by the street foods of coastal city Ensenada, this tostada is a perfect combination of citrus, spicy chiles, and fresh seafood. This recipe was developed by Border Grill Las Vegas executive chef Mike Minor. Get the recipe for Baja Ceviche Tostadas »Anna Stockwell
Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche
Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche
Grapefruit juice, fiery jalapeño, and fragrant ginger transform shrimp, scallops, and calamari into an aromatic, spicy salad. Get the recipe for Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche »Ingalls Photography