Mock Ceviche

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Traditionally, ceviche is raw fish that’s “cooked” by marinating it in acidic citrus juice. Here we quickly poach the tilapia then marinate it with fresh herbs, lime juice and crunchy vegetables for an easy summer dinner. Make it a meal: Serve with warm corn tortillas.

Mock Ceviche
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, minced

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large green bell pepper, halved crosswise and thinly sliced

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced white onion

  • 1/4 cup quartered green olives

  • 1 avocado, chopped

Directions
  1. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

  2. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  3. Place tilapia in a medium skillet. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, place jalapeño to taste in a small bowl and whisk in lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, oregano and salt. Transfer the tilapia to a large, shallow, nonreactive dish with a slotted spoon and pour the lime juice mixture over the top. Add bell pepper, tomato, onion and olives; gently mix to combine. (It’s OK if the tilapia breaks apart.) Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and avocado just before serving.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
236
Carbohydrates
13g
Fat
11g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
7g
Protein
25g
Cholesterol
57mg
Dietary Fiber
5g
Potassium
831mg
Sodium
378mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
3 very lean meat
2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (80% daily value)
Potassium (24% dv)
Folate (22% dv)
Vitamin A (15% dv).

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