High Protein Low Carb Shrimp Ceviche

Emmie Satrazemis, RD, CSSD
Emmie Satrazemis, RD, CSSD

This could quite possibly be the easiest meal prep recipe of all time! This high protein, low carb twist on a traditional shrimp ceviche, using pre-cooked Trifecta shrimp, tastes bomb and will definitely help you hit your macro goals. It is dairy free, gluten free, keto friendly, paleo friendly and fits into most high protein, low carb diet plans. 

To make this recipe in less than 5 minutes, check out the Trifecta A La Carte Shrimp


Shrimp Health Benefits

Shrimp is one of the leanest protein options around, providing a whopping 15 grams of protein for only 80 calories (4 ounce serving), and only 1 gram of fat. Plus it is a source of many key nutrients including: 

  • Zinc: 9% of the daily value
  • Selenium: 48% of the daily value
  • Vitamin B12: 21% of the daily value
  • Niacin: 11% of the daily value

Shrimp is also a notable source of Iodine, an important component of your thyroid which helps regulate metabolism (1). And even more impressive, its pink hue is due to an phytochemical called astaxanthin - an antioxidant that has been linked to healthy skin and may have anti-aging properties (2,3). 

Tip: you can also get astaxanthin from salmon!

If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)

Because this recipe is so low fat and low carb, it can be tailored to fit just about any macronutrient ratio with a few easy additions.  

Looking to increase your healthy fats for a keto diet or just need more calories: 

  • Add sliced Avocado 
  • Use more oil in the dressing

Looking to add more quality carbs and fiber, pair with:

You can also tailor the recipe to use your favorite seasonal or fresh veggies. The options are endless. 

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High Protein Low Carb Shrimp Ceviche

Cook time: 01 min
Prep time: 05 min
Yield: 3
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The perfect recipe for an easy low carb lunch or dinner! Loaded with nutrient dense protein and veggies, this flavor packed dish will help you stick to just about any diet. 


  • 1 16 ounce package Trifecta Shrimp
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Small Cucumber
  • 3 to 4 Radishes
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro, Diced (Stems and Leaves)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Limes, Juice and Zest
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Dice all veggies into bite size. Finely chop cilantro stems and leaves, leaving some leaves for garnish.
  2. In a small bowl mix oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt and cilantro. Add a dash of honey or sugar if needed for taste.
  3. Drain Trifecta shrimp and mix in a bowl with veggies.
  4. Toss shrimp and veggies in the cilantro dressing and serve.

Nutrition facts

serves 3
Calories Per Serving: 182
% Daily Value
10% Total Fat 6g
0% Cholesterol 0
15% Sodium 350mg
3% Total Carbohydrate 10g
Sugars 0g
43% Protein 21g
44% Vitamin A 396mcg
242% Vitamin C 218mg

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