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Hi Everyone! Today's recipe is my favorite Vegetarian recipe, so hopefully you will like it as much as I do!
Soy Ceviche, it's very refreshing, delicious, nutritious and super easy to make, I assure you, this is so delicious and flavorful that even meat lovers will be very pleased with it. Ceviche is usually made with fish or some kind of seafood, but all the ingredients in it, work very beautifully with the Soy Meat as well, and this recipe will only cost you a fraction of the prize of real "Fish Ceviche", you won't miss the fish at all, and this recipe is good for you, for your body, and your wallet. So please do give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Ingredients to cook the Soy:
- 12 oz Texturized Soy Meat
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 Tablespoon dry Thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Dry Rosemary
- 2-3 Garlic cloves
- A small piece of Onion
- Plenty of Salt
Ingredients for the Ceviche:
- 2 Roma Tomatoes, finely chopped
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1-2 minced Jalapeño peppers
- 1 chopped Green Bell Pepper
- Chopped Cilantro to taste (I used ½ cup)
- Lime Juice to taste ( I used 2 limes and 1 lemon)
- 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Ground Black Pepper to taste
To rehydrate the Soy: Bring plenty of water to a boil, once it's boiling season it with salt, 2 bay leaves, 2 garlic cloves, a chunk of onion, 1 tablespoon dry thyme, and 1 tablespoon of dry rosemary. Cook the Soy in the boiling water for 10 minutes (Check the instructions on your Soy Package, cooking time might vary from brand to brand.) Once the Soy is cooked, now drain it. Discard the onion, garlic and bay leaves. Squeeze the soy meat really well with your hands or a masher to get rid off all the extra liquid in meat. Leave the Soy meat on the strainer for 10 more minutes, just to cool it down. (it will also continue to drain).
Once the Soy meat has cool down a bit, now transfer it to a large bowl, and add in the rest of the ingredients; chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, minced jalapeño peppers, chopped celery, chopped bell pepper and fresh cilantro. Season with Lime juice to taste, and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir well to combine, taste the flavor, add more lime juice, salt and pepper if needed.
Once you are happy with the flavor you are ready to serve! I served with cucumber slices, topped with avocado slices and Tostadas. But it also goes great with a side of your favorite Rice and Guacamole! Enjoy!