Refreshing Hearts of Palm “Ceviche”

Refreshing Hearts of Palm "Ceviche"

Do you ever crave eating something refreshing? Forget turning on the oven! This "ceviche" uses only fresh, raw vegetables and is actually completely vegan. This refreshing ceviche recipe's hearts of palm are a substitute for fresh fish. Hearts of palm are canned, so you can find them in the canned vegetable section of the grocery store.

Makes 4 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for refreshing hearts of palm "ceviche"

  • 1 can hearts of palm
  • ½ purple onion
  • 5 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons green olives
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil

Optional ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado

Directions for refreshing hearts of palm "ceviche"

  1. Open and drain can of hearts of palm. The hearts of palm should be in the shape of cylinder sticks. Lay on a cutting board and slice into ¼ to ½ inch rounds. Add into a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut limes into quarters. Juice limes into a mixing bowl and over the hearts of palm. Start by adding the lime juice immediately so all the vegetables begin to soak up the lime juice as soon as they are added to the bowl.
  3. Cut the onion in half. Cut the half into thin rounds, and then chop into cubes. Add to bowl and mix.
  4. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Add to bowl and mix.
  5. Slice cucumber into 4 quarters lengthwise, then thin slices.
  6. If using, slice jalapeno into rounds, as thinly as possible (do not use unless you want a spicy ceviche). Add to bowl and mix.
  7. Roughly chop green olives and cilantro. Add to bowl. Drizzle olive oil on top, and add in the salt. Mix.
  8. Serve in a bowl. Or, let the ceviche marinate a little longer by placing the bowl of ceviche in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. If you use avocado, serve the ceviche with slices on top and some of your favorite low-carb chips or tortillas!
  9. The ceviche will stay fresh in the fridge for a few days. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 167
  • carbohydrate: 15g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 12.7g
  • fiber: 5.6g
  • potassium: 483mg
  • protein: 3g
  • saturated fat: 2.2g
  • sodium: 1014mg
  • sugar: 4g
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