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Chilean Mussels Ceviche Recipe
Chilean Mussels Ceviche Recipe

Chilean mussels ceviche is a delicious and refreshing dish that combines the marine flavors of mussels with the citrusy and spicy touch of lemon and merkén.

How to make Mussels Ceviche?

When preparing mussels ceviche, it is ideally recommended to use fresh mussels, but it is increasingly common to also prepare it with canned mussels, now available in very good quality options.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 200
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Mussels Ceviche Recipe


  • 2 cans of mussels
  • 5 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, chopped (optional)
  • ½ onion, julienne cut
  • ¼ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ green bell pepper, chopped
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Merkén (Chilean spice)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the drained mussels, onion, chopped bell peppers, chopped cilantro, squeeze the juice of the lemons filtering out the seeds, and mix everything gently.
  2. Add the chopped avocado, olive oil, a pinch of merkén, season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir everything to integrate the flavors and aromas. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve the Chilean mussels ceviche on individual plates over a bed of lettuce leaves, accompanied by homemade toast, as a starter or salad-type side dish.

Benefits of eating Mussels

Mussels are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for tissue building and repair, muscle function, and overall health. Moreover, they are relatively low in fat, making them a healthy choice for those looking to manage their fat and calorie intake.

Did you know?

Ceviche is a typical preparation in various Latin American countries, and each region has its own version and variations. It is particularly popular in Chile due to the rich offering of fresh seafood along the coast.


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