Dungeness Crab Ceviche

I know it’s only a couple of days before Easter and I should probably be sharing a recipe for asparagus or ham or something spring and Easter like but I jumped ahead to Summer last week when it got sunny and close to 60 outside and made this Dungeness Crab Ceviche. It’s light. It’s bright. It’s sunshine in a bowl.

When the sun shines I crave Mexican food. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because on a hot day nothing sounds better than a cool Corona and chips and guacamole. So when the sun came out last weekend for the first time in a while, I decided to pretend it was Summer for a day and try my hand at ceviche.

If you’ve never had ceviche before because you are worried about whether or not the fish is actually cooked, then this is the version for you. Unlike traditional ceviche for this recipe, I use fully cooked dungeness crab in place of the raw fish so no need to worry, just let marinate and enjoy. And enjoy you will because this is scrumptious.

Dungeness Crab Ceviche Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato, seeded
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dungeness crab, picked over for shells
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced



Combine first seven ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Remove from the refrigerator. Gently mix in the cilantro and avocado. Serve with chips or in tortillas as tacos.



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  • Reply
    February 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Whoah, this looks insanely delicious! Can’t wait to try!

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    Heather Vega
    July 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Oh that looks delicious! :-) We soak our shrimp in lemon first four like an hour & put spicy clamato juice in it. All of your recipes look finger lickin’ good though!

    • Reply
      July 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you Heather! I am loving the idea of doing this with shrimp and spicy clamato juice!

  • Reply
    March 31, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Oh yes, I would love this!

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    March 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Ceviche I have eaten but never made. Need to change that.