If there is one thing I have been very grateful for these last few months of lockdown, it is that I have a filled art box that we used to pull out about once a week for Baby Zand to do a fun project with. Now it's pretty much a daily occurrence. What else are we going to do while stuck at home for months and months?
Well, this week we used up the last paint and we took a trip to Michael's to stock up for the next months of homeschooling. And guess what, Christmas decorations were already out! It is the middle of August! I refuse to give up summer already. Really, I feel like summer barely started. We haven't spent a whole lot of time outside - and now that is even more limited with the local wildfires. I refuse to already start thinking about carving pumpkins, Halloween costumes, and baking Christmas cookies. If there is anything that I have realized for myself this year, it is that I want to live more in the moment. And this moment right here right now is still summer!
So let's make the last of sunny summer days with this yummy ceviche. Usually ceviche is made by marinating raw fish in citrus juice. In this version I use oyster mushroom which give a similar texture and I am sure you will fall in love with this yummy dish.
You can use it as an appetizer or as a topping on a bowl or salad. I love it with Siete chips which are to die for - I talk about them on my Instagram stories all the time. Otherwise use any corn chips you like or you can also make it into little salad cups filling lettuce leaves with the ceviche. There are endless options to eat this...
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Marinating time: ideally at least 30 minutes
Serves 4 as an appetizer:
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
2 cups finely chopped oyster mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro/ coriander
1/3 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and let sit for a little bit.
Ideally you let this marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to come together and the mushrooms to get soft. You can also let it marinate for a couple of hours if you are preparing this ahead of time for a party (or yourself - I don't judge!).