Okay you guys…today I have an oldie, but a goodie for you!

It’s a traditional Ecuadorian appetizer, which all Ecuadorians ADORE. We eat this while at the beach, highlands, jungle, Galapagos…you name it; just anywhere and everywhere. It is so delicious, so refreshing, so healthy, and so good for you.

Ceviches are typically enjoyed at the begging of a meal (as an appetizer), served very cold in a small bowl, and accompanied by fresh homemade popcorn/corn nuts/patacones/plantain chips (these additions add crunchiness and goodness to the ceviche — just toss them in and eat it all mixed up with a spoon.)

In Latin America, each country has its own version of Ceviche. The Peruvian Ceviche, for example, is more of a dip — a shrimp cocktail of sorts that one enjoys with chips. Ours (the Ecuadorian version) is more like a cold soup, that is enjoyed with your favorite additives (listed above). It is so YUM, you guys. Words can’t even express how much I love it. It’s by far my favorite Latin American ceviche (I could be biased though). 😉

If you can’t visit our lovely Ecuador soon, I highly recommend taking a little piece of Ecuador to your home. Get to experience the country a bit (at least by taste), and expand your cultural horizons. I know you will love this Heart of Palm Ceviche recipe…especially if you’re into healthy foods!

Heart of Palm Ceviche
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heart of palm, thinly sliced or cubed
  • 3 tomatoes, skin removed and grated
  • 1 purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 bunch cilantro, finely diced
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely diced
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prep all of your ingredients.
  2. Place onions in a small bowl; add cold water and a pinch of salt, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Using a strainer, rinse onions and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine grated tomatoes, onions and heart of palm. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Mix well, and add tomato-onion-heart of palm mixture in.
  5. Place mixture in refrigerator and let it cool for about 1 hour (Ecuadorian ceviche is meant to be eaten very cold.)
  6. When ready to serve, add in finely chopped cilantro and parsley (to taste) to the mixture. Enjoy!
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Mixing bowls
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Strainer
- Citrus juicers (for limes & oranges)
- Cutting board
- Knife
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving -- Calories: 86 Fat: 4 g. Carbohydrates: 13 g. Protein: 2 g.

Heart of Palm Ceviche
If you’re 100% strict Paleo, substitute this with plantain chips or patacones!

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