This classic ceviche recipe makes a perfect party appetizer as it is easy to prepare and can be marinated a day in advance. It combines fish with lime and spicy peppers, then stack the mixture on tortilla chips for a hassle-free presentation. The recipe is just as delicious with snapper, halibut or other fresh fillets with a sweet taste.

Ingredients of Ceviche (Low Fat)

  • 500g firm white fish fillets, such as haddock, halibut or pollack, skinned and thinly sliced
  • juice 8 limes (250ml/9fl oz), plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • handful pitted green olives, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped into 2cm pieces
  • bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • good pinch caster sugar
  • tortilla chips, to serve

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Method of Ceviche (Low Fat)

  1. Combine the fish, lime juice and onion in a large glass bowl. The juice should completely cover the fish.
  2. Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove the fish and onion from the lime juice (discard the juice) and put in a bowl.
  3. Add the olives, peppers, tomatoes, coriander and olive oil, stir gently, then season with a good pinch of salt and sugar.
  4. This can be done a few hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips to pick up the ceviche and enjoy with a glass of cold beer.

Make Ahead

Working ahead: The fish may be marinated a day in advance; after about 4 hours, when the fish is “cooked,” drain it so that it won’t become too tangy. For the freshest flavor, add the flavorings to the fish no more than a couple of hours before serving.


There are many ways to serve ceviche. Here are some of our favorites: Place the ceviche in a large bowl and let people spoon it onto individual plates to eat with chips or saltines; spoon the ceviche into small bowls and serve tostadas, chips or saltines alongside; or pile the ceviche onto chips or tostadas and pass around for guests to consume on these edible little plates. Garnish the ceviche with cilantro leaves before serving.