Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

ceviche with halibut, bay shrimp, cilantro, white onion, sriracha, and avocado

Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

I’ve forgotten how much fun it is to take a road trip.  Cruising down the highway to some cool tunes, aptly selected and managed by my teenage daughter.

Stopping for a coffee and then a little snack. Talking, laughing, reminiscing about my daughter’s childhood and the adorable things she did and said when she was little.

Thought provoking discussions about life, love and the pursuit of dreams; and how my little girl will someday help shape the world and make it a better place.

All the while driving through cities and the green valley floor; over the rugged mountains to the end of the road that lead to the blue-gray Pacific ocean.  A magnificent vision.

Angry storm clouds rolling past with wind and light rain, as if to say winter isn’t leaving just yet.  It was beautiful.  Magical.

oregon oceanside

My Sassy Gal, The Photographer

After sharing such a lovely few hours with my daughter, once we arrived to our destination she was ready to kick off her shoes, lounge in her room and watch a movie.  Most likely, while texting or snap chatting her friends about how they were enjoyng their spring breaks.

With the Sassy Gal happily lounging in her room, Ranger Craig and I were ready to explore the little seaside village.  First things first, we found a pub.  The cutest Irish pub with the freshest seafood, and of course, beer.

A festive little pub filled with cheerful souls that made me want to stand on my chair and sing an Irish tune.  But I didn’t.  I gracefully refrained.  Although, I’m sure Ranger Craig wouldn’t have minded.  He’s watched me sing a tune or two.  Thankfully he’s charmed by my somewhat overzealous personality.

Home again, home again and dreaming of the ocean, I decided it was time to bring out the ceviche recipe.  It’s a permanent resident in my frig most of the summer.  Typically prepared with different ingredients depending on my food mood or what I found at the Farmer’s Market.

I hope you love the ceviche so much, it makes you want to stand on your chair and sing an Irish tune. 😉

Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

Feel free to add in your favorite ingredients.  Sometimes I add diced cucumber, diced red pepper, diced mango or diced pineapple.  Just for fun.


1lb fresh pacific halibut, diced into small bite sized pieces

½ lb bay shrimp

1/2 cup white onion, small diced (1 small – medium onion)

5-6 fresh Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 teaspoon or more of Sriracha hot sauce

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro (add additional cilantro if desired)

Fresh lime juice, enough to cover the diced halibut (about 1/2 cup)

sea salt and pepper

1 ripe avocado, diced


Place the diced halibut and lime juice in a glass or non-reactive bowl. Let the halibut marinate refrigerated for about an hour or two until the small halibut pieces have been cooked through.

Once the halibut is done, drain the all the liquid and then place the halibut back in the glass bowl.

Add the diced onion, tomatoes, bay shrimp and cilantro. Toss gently with the Sriracha and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Before serving squeeze lime juice over the avocado and then gently fold into the ceviche.

Serve with blue or yellow corn chips as an appetizer or light dinner.  But my favorite way to enjoy this ceviche is in warm tortillas as tacos!  Top with a little Cotija or Mexican cheese and a dollop of sour cream if desired.

Recipe from karistaskitchen.com



  1. Karista, we were just talking about ceviche the other night. How timely! I love it when my husband goes ape – he will positively go ape over this! (And so will I!) thank you for makin’ it happen!

  2. Yeah, here’s another one to bookmark…I adore avocado and ceviche, so this would really be lovely when the weather gets hot. I like that you served it in the avocado shell, too! Your daughter is beautiful, as are her images. She looks just like you! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous pictures, love a road trip and a dish which looks like spring and summer rolled into one! I’m not sure I can do an Irish jig, but I can sure rustle up some lovely ingredients like these the next time we do a fish supper 😉

    Hope all is settling in your household afte the scare a few weeks/months back! It’s good to see everyone in high spirits again!

  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful spring break! What lovely photos, too. I do love road trips – last year we took an RV road trip with our boys and the time with them was priceless. We live in such a beautiful area – so much to appreciate. And now I’m craving ceviche…looks scrumptious.

  5. Seafood and avocado. So delicious!

  6. Gorgeous photos of your lovely trip away and what a fab dish – reckon I could happily enjoy 2 of these in one sitting.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  7. Oh Karista – what a beautiful part of the world you live in – you’re making me dream of our next trip to the Northwest – nothing on the calendar, but it’s nice to dream.

    • I feel blessed to live here Jess. Someday I hope to visit your neck of the woods. But if you travel this direction first, let me know. I’d love to meet up!

  8. ramblingtart says:

    How wonderful to share this with your daughter. 🙂 I love ceviche in any form, and this looks especially delicious. 🙂

  9. Beautiful, Karista! Such lovely presentation and the addition of sriracha is great.

  10. Wow – that looks so good. Just the kind of food I love to eat. Definitely bookmarking for a Summer treat. Thanks Karista.

  11. I have been drooling about this since you posted the photo the other day. I have to make it!! Great pictures Karista 🙂

    • Thanks Alyssa! I made it last week after about a 3 month ceviche hiatus. It was gone in one evening. No lefteovers 😦 Guess I’ll be making another batch soon. Have a great rest of the week!

  12. Beautiful pictures! And I LOVE the ceviche – I love how it’s presented in the avocado shells. Seems like the perfect snack for warmer weather.


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