Vegan Coconut Ceviche

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Back from Coachella and I am so excited to share photos from the weekend with you guys!! But first, a little much needed detox recipe – vegan coconut ceviche. I first tried coconut ceviche at Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood (best spicy margs and guac!!) and fell in love instantly. It tasted just as good as the real thing.

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Note – I’m not vegan. I’ve tried it in the past and it wasn’t for me. But I think the principles of veganism – more fruits, vegetales, healthy grains – is good for you. However, I found myself missing a lot of vital nutrients when I tried a vegan diet. AND I think a lot of vegan substitutes aren’t really that healthy for you! If it says it’s vegan, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you. With that said, this recipe is delicious and super good for you. Why?

Because coconut does wonders for your bod!

Benefits of eating coconut:

+ Coconut meat is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants

+ Coconuts are full of healthy fats!! If you want to glow from the inside out, healthy fats including coconut and avocado are some of the best foods you can eat

+ Good for your skin and hair

+ Easy to digest

+ Full of MCTs (<< will do an entire post on this!) which may help with weight loss

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

The meat from a young coconut has a texture and taste that very closely mimics ceviche (the version at Gracias Madre almost tastes like octopus!) when you marinate it. It can be tricky to find the right consistency of coconut – you don’t want it to be too firm or soft. Whole Foods has pre cut young coconut if you don’t want to cut open your own. For this recipe, I asked my boyfriend (nicely) to assist with cracking open the coconut : ).

Once you figure out how to crack open a coconut and scoop the meat out, the rest of the recipe is easy peasy. Be sure to drink the coconut water inside as well!

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe

  • 1 fresh young coconut
  • 2-3 limes, juiced (depending on how much lime you like)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 cucumber (diced)
  • 1 avocado (cubed)
  • 1 jalapeno (diced)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Optional add ins: onion, cilantro, zucchini, mango

Scoop out coconut meat or take pre cut coconut and cut into small squares. Mix with chopped veggies and cover in lime juice. Marinate until ready to serve (recommend at least a couple of hours). Add avocado and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more lime juice as needed. Enjoy!!

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

Vegan Coconut Ceviche Recipe by The Luxi Look

 

18 Discussion to this post

  1. looks really good! I’m picking up the pink salt next time at trader joes I always see it.

    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

  2. Jenny says:

    I love these healthy and simple recipes you share! I’ve only had coconut in dessert before so it’ll be interesting to try it in a savory dish. Plus my husband can take the coconut-cracking skills he learned during our honeymoon and put it to good use 😂

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • Amy Zhang says:

      Thanks Jenny! If the meat is the right consistency (not too mushy but not too firm) it’ll marinate really well and go nicely with vegetables! When I had this dish at Gracias Madre, I couldn’t even tell it wasn’t fish. I did my best to recreate it at home : ). Thanks for reading love!

  3. Jessica C. says:

    This recipe looks amazing!! The husband (still getting used to this term lol) and I have been trying all sorts of low carb or no carb recipes. I think this is a great one!! I am forwarding to him 😛

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

    • Amy Zhang says:

      Haha! Thanks Jessica. My boyfriend follows a pretty low carb diet as well and this is a great option. We have lots of low carb snacks and meals in the house, so I’ll be sure to add more to the blog! xx

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Oh wow this looks so delicious! <3 Can't wait to try it this weekend! 🙂 And also can't wait for the full Coachella recap!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  5. Victoria says:

    Loved this recipe! I will defintely try it soon.
    Also, I’d love to know why being vegan didn’t work for you, do you have any posts about it?
    I’m in the process of becoming vegan (I’m pescatarian right now but seriously thinking about going vegan pretty soon) and would love to know your input!
    Thanks,
    Victoria

    http://www.airofsimplicity.com

    • Amy Zhang says:

      Thanks Victoria! I hope you like it! To answer your question – I don’t have any posts on following a vegan diet yet and this was several years ago… with that said, my body just didn’t react well to not having any animal protein in my diet at all. This is just my experience – totally understand that many people don’t have any issues! But I was very deficient in B12 (need my egg yolks!), I had a hard time with my digestion, and I found many vegan substitutes to be way more unhealthy than their non vegan counterparts. I also naturally have a small frame and have a really tough time building muscle, which became even harder when I cut out animal protein. Ultimately I decided that balance was the most important thing in my life and what I strive for with my diet! Hope that helps – if you have any other questions PLEASE let me know! I can write a full post on this too. xx

  6. Kathryn says:

    Ooh this looks so fresh and yummy! It always feels especially nice to have something simple and healthy after a crazy weekend. Can’t wait to hear about Coachella!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  7. miri says:

    What an amazing idea. I like classic ceviche. I never heard about coconut ones. I will definitely try to make them at home.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  8. Carmelatte says:

    What a great idea for my next BBQ <3 So creative and delicious! What do you do with the coconut left-overs?

    Carmelatte

  9. Oh Yum! This looks delicious! Hope you had a lovely time at Coachella!
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

  10. Lisa Linh says:

    This sounds refreshing and I love coconut. Thanks for the recipe babe!

  11. Tina Huynh says:

    Wow, that looks so yummy!

    xo Tina

  12. Laura says:

    This looks incredibly healthy! I really am keen to look into healthier ways of cooking and it always inspires me seeing people combine healthy ingredients together to create unique taste sensations!

    This looks delicious!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  13. Lindsey says:

    Was so excited when I saw this on Insta! Definitely trying it this weekend 🙂 Never tried the Gracias Madre version before!

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