All the 'melon Ceviche (vegan)

July 14, 2015
0 Ratings
Photo by Grace van Velden
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Ceviche is a traditional Peruvian dish of fresh, raw ingredients marinated in citrus juice. Typically made with seafood, the citrus 'cooks' the ingredients without heat. But hold on, ceviche isn't just for seafoodies! As an all-times vegetarian and most-times vegan, I was looking to recreate ceviche. This summery melon ceviche is light and crisp, allowing the ingredients to speak for themselves. Make a bowl for your next cook out and grab the nearest pisco sour. —Grace van Velden

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 pepino melon, cubed
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 lime, juiced
  • Handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Dash sea salt
  1. Prepare the watermelon, pepino melon, avocado, shallot, and jalapeño, adding to a large bowl. Avoid using a metal bowl (other than stainless steel) as the lime juice will react to it.
  2. Roll a lime across the countertop, applying some pressure with your hand to soften it. Cut the lime down the middle and press the juice into a small bowl. Repeat for the other lime. You should have roughly half a cup of fresh squeezed juice.
  3. Add the lime juice, sea salt, and finely chopped cilantro to the bowl. Gently mix together the ingredients, cover, and let sit in the fridge for an hour or so before enjoying.
  4. Seriously, go make that pisco sour I was talking about.
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1 Review

sara_ann August 14, 2015
This is delicious. I subbed papaya for the pepino melon and I would imagine this recipe would be good with other substitutions as well.