Makes: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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.
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
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.
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.
Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and avocado just before serving.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
17% Total Fat 11g
10% Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
19% Cholesterol 57mg
24% Potassium 831mg
16% Sodium 378mg
4% Total Carbohydrate 13g
20% Dietary Fiber 5g
50% Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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