Thursday, January 7, 2021

Coconut Meat Ceviche - Vegan

Ceviche is a seafood dish originated in Peru, South America. Made from fresh fish cured in fresh citrus juices and spiced with Tajin and other fresh and crunchy vegetables and its perfect to dip in tortilla chip and get that marinated fish and enjoy it with a cold beer on hot summer days. 

But for me being a vegetarian it was not possible and was thinking to make this with coconut meat but when ever I have coconut I am on vacation in South America and don't have access to other ingredients to make it but got a chance to buy a few very sweet coconut with water and meat from local vendor and on first one when I opened it , I was like ok now my dream of making ceviche is fulfilled. This vegan coconut ceviche is perfect fresh and healthy appetizer or side dish to bring it to the parties or just to munch on it. 

Ingredients : 

2 cups coconut meat, cleaned and cut in bite size pieces
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped in bite size pieces
1/4 red onion finely chopped
1/4 Persian cucumber chopped
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
1 avocado diced
1 of each lemon and lime juiced
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 tbsp. Tajin seasoning - if you don't have this use Indian Chat Masala
1 tbsp. vegan fish sauce
1 tbsp. Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method : 

Clean up the coconut meat as clean as possible, you don't need any brown spots in it, just the white meat. 

Chopped and get ready with all the vegetables. 

In a bowl, combine everything except avocado.

Toss them together gently and cover and let it marinated in the fridge for at least half an hour , the more its better.

When its ready to serve, add the avocado and mix it gently and taste it if it needs more salt and pepper or other seasoning. 

Serve cold with some crunchy tortilla chips


  1. This is a lovely idea of using tender coconut to replace the fish. I tasted Ceviche once.

  2. I love this delicious dip. It's new to me but the very idea is so very yum that I want to break a coconut just now. Thanks will try.

  3. Love this idea, will definitely try. Looks so yum

  4. wonderful adapation of a meat ceviche to a vegan version, that too with our desi nariyal :)


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