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Authentic Mexican Aguachile Verde Recipe

Aguachile verde is a flavorful Mexican appetizer made with shrimp, serrano peppers, and lime. It is served cold, has tons of fresh flavors, and makes the perfect appetizer or main course.
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: aguachile, aguachile verde, ceviche, mexican food
Servings: 10 1/2 cup servings
Calories: 79kcal


  • 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp deveined, rinsed, and cleaned
  • 3/4 cup Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Cucumbers peeled, deseeded, sliced and cut into half moon shapes
  • 1/2 Red Onion Sliced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 3 Chiles Serranos You can increase or decrease to adjust the level of spiciness
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Avocado Optional


  • Make sure the shrimp has been adequately cleaned, deveined, and patted dry. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Add the lime juice, a pinch of salt, and the onion slices. Cover and put in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and strain the lime juice from the shrimp and onions, and set aside.
  • Add half of the lime juice that you strained in the previous step to a blender with the garlic, pepper, salt, serrano pepper, cilantro, a few pieces of the onion that marinated with the shrimp, and 2 tablespoons of the chopped cucumber. Blend well.
  • Add the mixture made in the previous step to the bowl with the shrimp. Mix well and add additional lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Add the remaining cucumbers and avocado slices (if desired) and serve cold with tortilla chips.


Serving: 11/2 cup serving | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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