Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer Vegetable "Ceviche"


I am visual by nature.  If I can visualize it,  I can usually grasp it.  Which is why salad appeals to my food nature with its potentially vivid colors, flavors and textures.  Salad can be bold and really make a statement or it can be bland with little color or vitality.  Taking pride in preparing a salad that invites your eyes and appetite into the journey is a salad worthy of your palate and time.

Look at the bounty of colors, flavors and textures in this summer "ceviche" salad.



Fresh summer bounty of fruits and vegetables marinated in a classic ceviche of lime juice, olive oil and cilantro.


Summer Vegetable "Ceviche"
Serves 8
Recipe from Food and Wine


Ingredients:
1 cup fresh baby Lima beans or other shelling bean
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
Sea salt
1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears)
2 nectarines, cut into thin wedges
1 Hass avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large orange bell pepper, finely julienned
1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

Directions:
1.  In a small saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the Lima beans until tender, about 10 minutes.  Drain the beans and rinse under cold water.

2.  In a large bowl, whisk the lime zest and juice with the olive oil, scallion, jalapeño and shallot; season  the dressing with salt.  Gently fold in the Lima beans, corns, nectarines, avocado, orange pepper and tomatoes.  Refrigerate the "ceviche" for at least 2 hours.  Fold in the cilantro just before serving and serve the "ceviche" chilled.

The salad can refrigerated for up to 8 hours.

Enjoy!





30 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Oh yummmmm!

Angie Schneider said...

So summery, colourful and delicious!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

This is a very pretty salad. I really never thing about combining fruit in my salads. Looks good.

Rambling Tart said...

What a clever idea!! I adore ceviche so I know I'd love this. :-)

chewingthefat said...

Beautiful! Like a bowl of veggie candy!

Michelle said...

The addition of avocado and nectarine sound excellent to me!

Susan Lester said...

That looks lovely! I saw this in the magazine - yours looks great!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love this. Several of the ingredients, such as the lima beans and corn, are the same as in succotash, one of my favorite summer dishes. Really like the nectarines and avocado with the cilantro. This is full of a lot of my favorite flavors.
Sam

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This is beautiful, Velva. I spent much of the summer eating salads, and each dish was like a fun art project, creating a new color scheme for each meal.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

What a wonderful combination of colors and flavors!

TKW said...

You are a genius. I am already going through premature mourning of summer produce.

Joanne said...

Pretty salads always make me extra happy. This is gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Send me a great big bowl asap! YUM!

Katerina said...

Color plays a major role in a dish. This salad certainly is a winner!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

This just looks absolutely amazing Velva!

Julie said...

Beautiful! I love all the colors and flavors!!!

That Girl said...

Your salad looks pleasing to the eye and mouth!

Bill said...

HI Velva, this recipe looks delicious! Love the combination of ingredients! Great post!

Sippity Sup said...

I just did a nectarine "salad". I wish I had thought to call it ceviche. Of course I grilled mine... so never mind. GREG

~~louise~~ said...

That is one spectacular looking salad Velva!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Rachel Cotterill said...

Beautiful - and so summery! :D

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

What a great combo of flavors!!!

Monet said...

I agree..I'm all about the visual! And this looks AMAZING. Great flavors, great colors, and great textures. Thank you for sharing Velva!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

I am so all over this! We just picked so many pounds of soybeans this weekend so I'm going to try with them.. can't wait! What a beautiful dish!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

it looks stunning and beautiful. I mean what isnt' beautiful about fresh veggies with their vibrant natural color! I love the idea of a veggie ceviche. Never seen it done before and i always love something new!

Ann Jones said...

This looks beautiful! So perfect for the end of summer :)

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

Wonderful recipe and perfect for this season. Love the variety of veggies and vibrant colors too!

Amy said...

I love your summer vegetable ceviche! Looking gorgeous and refreshing. :)

a quiet life said...

this is so gorgeous, i have a lime tree and always love fidning new recipes to show them off~

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fresh, colorful, healthy and scrumptious! A great idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

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