The weather here is SF has just been fabulous lately and there is nothing more refreshing that a crisp cool meal or snack when the weather is nice. I loved this idea of a vegetarian ceviche when I saw this recipe on the Whole Foods website and I have recently started to get avocados and tomatoes in my CSA box, so I thought it was the perfect time to try it out… and this will be a great addition to your cinco de mayo menu (don’t forget to serve with some yummy Guacamole as well). I love the fresh flavor combo’s of the avocado, lime, cilantro, coconut and ginger.
- 2 pounds firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
- 4 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup lime juice
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium avocado, cubed
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat tofu dry with paper towels, then transfer to a bowl and toss gently with Worcestershire sauce. Spread tofu out evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake, turning once, for 30 minutes. Set aside to let cool to room temperature.
- Put tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, salt, onions, avocado, ginger, garlic and coconut milk into a large bowl. Add tofu and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight, before serving. *If marinating for a long time or overnight, you can add avocado in prior to serving in order to avoid browning.
Photo Credit: Whole Foods