This Fishless Ceviche is for all my party friends. There’s always one vegetarian at a dinner party or social event. Or someone in the group is on a “can’t eat real” food diet. If you’ve ever hosted a party, you know the challenges of planning food. You have to try this recipe. It’s perfect for parties. Not just to please your picky party guests, but it’s also ridiculously easy-to-make. It has to be made ahead of time, and it tastes just like the real thing. It’s gill-free and guilt-free. 🙂
When I first moved to San Diego, I only ate meat once a week. I wasn’t on a diet or aspiring to be a vegetarian. I just didn’t eat a lot of meat. Most people associate Mexican food with heavy meat dishes. Really, that’s not always the case. There are plenty of vegetarian meals in our cuisine. We love our beans- yes, pinto beans but also lima beans and garbanzo beans. Here in the US, we have such a great variety in our stores. Mexican grocery stores seem to be more limited. That’s why Mexican Vegetarian meals are common.
I can’t take full credit for this recipe. At my brother’s wedding reception, they had fishless ceviche as a vegetarian option. It was such a big hit amongst all us Mexicanos. Everyone was talking about it. I had to recreate it and share it with all of you. The lime juice will break down the cauliflower to resemble the texture of fish, but you have to chop it up into little pieces to resemble the fish. If you try to serve it right away, the cauliflower will still be hard. So plan ahead.
Note: Since this does not have to be refrigerated, you can take it to BBQs and not worry about poisoning people. Ha! Hope you enjoy this simple vegetarian dish!
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 6 tomatoes, finely diced
- 1 cup of cilantro, chopped
- 2 jalapenos, finely diced
- 6 limes
- Wash and chop the cauliflower into small pieces. You want it to resemble the size of fish.
- In a big bowl, add cauliflower, and all the remaining ingredients.
- Cover and let sit in the frig for at least one hour. Serve and enjoy.