Food for Thought: Grilled Avocado Veggie Ceviche
BY AMANDA BIALEK
Get ready to "avo" good time and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a healthy recipe. This grilled avocado with veggie ceviche will not disappoint. It’s flavorful and the perfect green addition to go with your dinner tonight.
Avoca-don’t worry, be healthy
Avocados are full of nutrients like vitamins C, E and K, magnesium and potassium. They also contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and may lower your cholesterol levels. Since avocados are high in fiber (approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit), eating them will improve digestion and naturally detox your system. You can check out the full recipe below.
3 tablespoons organic red wine vinegar
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon grated ginger
½ of a vegetable bouillon cube, minced to a powder
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
salt and pepper to taste
1 ear of corn, kernels removed
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced small
¼ cup minced red onion
2 purple carrots, peeled and sliced into thin coins
1 cup small diced cauliflower
1 serrano pepper sliced thin
¼ cup minced cilantro
4 avocados, halved with pits removed
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine red wine vinegar, juices, honey, ginger, powdered bouillon cube and extra virgin olive oil. Whisk to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
To the bowl with the dressing add corn kernels, bell pepper, red onion, purple carrots, cauliflower, serrano and cilantro. Toss to combine, season with more salt and pepper if desired, then set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes, up to 1 hour.
Brush avocado halves and grill pan generously with extra virgin olive oil. Place pan over medium-high heat. Once pan is smoking hot, add avocados cut side down. Grill for 2-3 minutes until avocado has dark grill marks across the surface.
Transfer grilled avocados to a serving plate, then fill the cavities with vegetable ceviche. Serve immediately. Serves 8 as a side.
This recipe is brought to you by your health care partners at LVPG Primary Care – reminding you a healthy outside starts from the inside. To learn about LVPG Primary Care or to find a provider near you, visit LVHN.org/primarycare. Ongoing nutrition education is important for your health. Remember to always talk with your doctor should you have any questions about nutrition or your dietary needs.