You are so lucky to have stopped by today because this recipe for Vegan Ceviche is part of a Virtual Vegan Potluck, lovingly created by Ann from An Unrefined Vegan.
You surely know how a potluck works, right? Everyone brings their best dish to the table for everyone else to share in and enjoy. Everything from light refreshing appetizers to hearty main dishes to scrumptiously sweet desserts are represented.
This virtual potluck is no different, except that all recipes found at this “table” are meat and dairy free. Prepare to drool while browsing the beautifully delectable pictures. Save, Print, Pin, Tweet, and Share your favorites. We all thank you!
The not so secret ingredient for this particular potluck is citrus fruits. All bloggers were encouraged to use this ingredient in their recipe in some way, although it wasn’t an absolute requirement. I decided I did want to incorporate citrus and, originally, thought I was going to create a salad. However, my idea of what ingredients I wanted to use kept changing, kept getting better and better, and by the end I had more of an appetizer than a salad.
My plant-based version of ceviche uses lightly steamed cauliflower in place of the seafood. I love the way this dish turned out. In a traditional ceviche, there would be seafood, of course, but also flavors such as cilantro and lime. I decided to use grapefruit with just a hint of lime and swapped out the cilantro for dill. The idea of dill and citrus really excited me as I was browsing the produce aisle of my local grocer looking for inspiration.
This recipe would work anytime of year, but would be especially lovely as an hors d’oeuvre at your holiday gathering.
- 2.5 cups cauliflower florets
- ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- ½ cup diced seedless cucumber
- ½ cup diced red onion
- ½ cup chopped cherry tomatoes (any tomato variety would work, remove seeds if very liquidy)
- 1 jalapeño, diced
- ¼ cup fresh chopped dill
- ½ avocado, diced
- Steam cauliflower florets until just tender, about 7-8 minutes.
- Combine cauliflower with grapefruit and lime juice, diced jalapeño and diced red onion in a large bowl. Set in fridge for 30 minutes to marinade, mixing once or twice to ensure all ingredients are getting covered in juices.
- Meanwhile, prep/chop all other ingredients.
- After cauliflower mixture has marinaded, add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Use a slotted spoon to serve, but I like to keep any leftovers in the marinade to keep the flavors mingling.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.
This Vegan Dilled Ceviche is light, refreshing, and most of all, delicious!
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, put on your slippers, kick your feet up in your favorite chair and please join us at this virtual vegan potluck by browsing through all the thoughtfully prepared recipes. Click on the links below to take you from dish to dish and enjoy every moment.