How To Make The Perfect Ceviche, And Common Mistakes To Avoid

10 common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Ceviche -- the refreshing dish of fish marinated in citrus juice -- is perfect for summer. It's light and bright, it won't weigh you down in the heat. Plus, it requires no heat to cook, so you don't have to worry about turning on your oven or stove.

Ceviche is also surprisingly easy to prepare. When making it at home, there are just a few key things to keep in mind. The most important is to use the freshest fish possible and beyond that it's all about the marinating process, which works sort of like pickling.

If your first attempt at making ceviche doesn't come out quite like you expected it to, fear not. There may be a few mistakes you're making -- such as not letting the fish marinate long enough or using the wrong fish entirely -- and they're easily corrected. Here are 10 mistakes you might be making with ceviche, and how to avoid them.

Now that you're armed with everything you need to know to make a flawless ceviche dish this summer, here are 12 recipes to try out!

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