Vegetable “Ceviche”

By July 22, 2013 July 12th, 2017 Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Recipes, Salads, Seasonal, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Ceviche is a dish from Peru, typically made with fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with chili peppers.  Instead of using fish,  I decided to make a ceviche with the summer vegetables found I in the market.

The idea is to “cook” the vegetables in a bright fresh lime juice dressing  just like you would prepare the fish.  The result is a delicious marinated medley of summer vegetables.  Since the dish has not been heated all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes are available for your cells.

I used organic corn, cherry tomatoes and nectarines which were in the farmers market.  I also added in some peas, avocado and yellow peppers from the supermarket.

Vegetable Ceviche

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

6 servings

1 tsp finely grated lime zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
¼-½ tsp Celtic sea salt

1 cup fresh or frozen baby peas
1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
2 medium nectarines, sliced into thin wedges, (skin left on if organic)
1 Hass avocado, cut into ½” pieces
1 yellow or orange pepper, seeded and finely julienned
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro

  • In a medium bowl, mix the lime zest and juice with the olive oil, jalapeno and shallot; season with salt.
  • Bring a pot water to boil.  Add the peas, blanch for 3 minutes if fresh, 30 seconds if frozen.  Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Add the corn, nectarines, avocado, pepper and tomatoes to the bowl with the dressing. Add in the peas.  Mix gently to coat with the dressing.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  • Fold in the cilantro just before serving.  Served chilled.

 

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