Our Favorite EASY Appetizer.. Vegan Ceviche
You won’t even miss the fish in this Ceviche De Verduras because of all the refreshingly exquisite flavors that will keep you coming back for seconds and thirds! This recipe is completely salt, oil, and sugar free while only using whole food plant based ingredients. This is the perfect appetizer to bring to parties, events, potlucks, and more!
This recipe is an updated version from our FIRST EVER cookbook, Well Your World Favorites! In our cookbook you will find over 45 whole food plant based and salt, oil, and sugar free recipes. We have added a wide array of recipes including starters (like this ceviche), salads, sides, sauces, soups, stews, suppers, and sweets! It is available in a physical or digital copy, perfect for those outside the US! Get your own copy here.
Before we begin this ceviche recipe, we are going to make some homemade tortilla chips. These chips are the perfect way to enjoy your ceviche. Take a stack of tortillas and cut it into triangles, lay flat on a cooling rack, mist with water, and sprinkle your favorite seaosning blend like Well Your World Chili Lime! Toss the tortillas in a preheated oven at 350°F until crisp and golden brown.
The first step to prepare this Ceviche De Verduras is to blanch the cauliflower! Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a pot of boiling water. Keep the pot on high and allow the cauliflower to become slightly tender (about three to four minutes), then drain and set aside to cool. While the cauliflower cools, we can prepare the rest of the ingredients! Toss the can of drained and rinsed garbanzo beans into a large mixing bowl. Mash the beans slightly with a potato masher, not too much though! If you prefer you can leave the garbanzo beans whole instead.
Now let’s Get To Da Chopping! Begin by coring and dicing the roma tomatoes and adding to the bowl with the chickpeas. Dice up the red bell pepper, jalapeños, and red onion and toss them in the bowl.
Next up, we are going to be chopping up the radishes! The easiest way to do this is by slicing them into half moons and roughly chopping them all together at once. Add the chopped radishes to the bowl. Grab the cooled cauliflower and roughly chop it into smaller pieces, then add it to the bowl. If you opt to use green olives, slice them up and toss them in the bowl!
Hold on tight because we are going to flavor town! Grab the cilantro, chop it up, and throw it in the bowl with the rest of the ingredients! Toss in the garlic as well. Next, squeeze in the fresh lime juice. Lime juice is like the dressing for this recipe, so we want a healthy amount of it! Mix all the ingredients together.
Last but not least, dice up the avocado. Don’t add it to the bowl! Scoop the ceviche into a martini glass for maximum fanciness or any ordinary bowl. Top the ceviche with the diced avocado! For even more fanciness…add a lime wedge to the rim!