Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)

Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)

Ceviche Tostadas  are one of my favorite things, but being vegan for a month means I can’t have fish.  Fortunately, I had already come up with a recipe for cauliflower ceviche which was liked by everyone in the family.  Granted, Baker’s Man complained that I shouldn’t call it ceviche because there was no fish or shrimp in the recipe.  I solved that problem when I prepared these Ceviche Tostadas by telling him that we were having tostadas with cauliflower salad on top.  He willingly ate them without complaint because there was no expectation of seafood in the mix.  I call this a victory, even if I couldn’t tell him they were Vegan Ceviche Tostadas.Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)

I have a source for inexpensive cauliflower, so I made a second batch of Cauliflower Ceviche, but this time, I decided to serve Ceviche Tostadas.  They’re a simple and light lunch that’s perfect for a hot day, but they’re filling enough to take satisfy all of the men in our house.  Adding a side of beans and fried corn helped to ensure they didn’t leave the table hungry.

What will you need to make this recipe?

From the Pantry:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • tostada shells

From the Root Cellar

  • red onion
  • avocado

From the Refrigerator:

  • cauliflower
  • limes
  • cucumber
  • Roma tomato
  • cilantro
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • tomato juice
  • mayonnaise

Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)To make a proper tostada de ceviche, I am told you must spread mayonnaise on the tostada shell before adding the ceviche.  Then, you must add finely shredded cabbage on top before topping with sliced avocado.  Since cabbage and cauliflower are both in the brassica family, I decided to omit the cabbage, but avocado is good on everything.  For my vegan diet, I think that avocado has taken the spot held by bacon in my omnivorous diet.  It goes with everything, and I love it, so it had to go on top of this ceviche tostada.    I think that if there are any leftovers, I might try stuffing half of an avocado with this vegan ceviche.

I assembled the tostadas and served them to my family.  They were devoured as they were proclaimed “delicious.”  I will definitely be making these again this summer when it’s too hot to turn on the stove.

Give our recipe for Cauliflower Ceviche Tostadas a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)
Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
Cauliflower ceviche is served atop a toasted corn tortilla and topped with sliced avocado. This is a light and refreshing appetizer or entree. Unlike my previous cauliflower ceviche recipe, I have omitted the hot sauce and jalapeno from this recipe. Instead, I am allowing people to add hot sauce to their individual tostadas as they like. The total cost of this recipe is $8.15 or about $0.68 per tostada.
  • 1 head cauliflower, finely chopped ($1.00)
  • Juice from 4 limes ($0.80)
  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped ($0.40)
  • 1 Persian cucumber, finely chopped ($0.25)
  • 1 Roma tomato diced ($0.40)
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves only, chopped ($0.34)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ($0.01)
  • ½ cup tomato juice ($0.20)
  • ¾ cup vegan mayonnaise ($2.38)
  • 1½ medium avocados, sliced ($1.36)
  • 12 tostada shells ($1.00)
  1. Mix cauliflower, onion, and lime juice and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Chop cucumber, and tomato and add to the bowl with the cauliflower and onion mixture.
  3. Remove cilantro leaves from stems and chop.
  4. Add chopped cilantro to bowl with cauliflower mixture.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of vegetable mixture.
  6. Add tomato juice.
  7. Mix well to combine.
  8. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow flavors to fully combine.
  9. When ready to serve, spread a tostada shell with about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise then top with the cauliflower ceviche. (about ⅔ cup of ceviche)
  10. Arrange slices of avocado on top of ceviche tostada and serve with hot sauce on the side. .

Ceviche Tostadas (Vegan)Nutrition information is for one tostada shell, spread with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and topped with about 2/3 of a cup of the ceviche and a few slices of avocado.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13.9g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 333mg
Total Carbohydrates 26.2g
Dietary Fiber 3.5g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3.3g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 6%
Calcium 3%
Iron 4%

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