artichoke shiitake ceviche

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,Dinner,Gluten Free,Meatless Monday,recipes,summertime,Vegan

We had a very warm weekend here in Portland. Our friends had a get together on Saturday, and before the grill was even turned on it read 95 degrees. At like, 6pm. Whew. They have a kiddie pool though, and as we watched the kids splash and play and jump on the trampoline until dusk, it did cool off. Sunday we grilled at our place, and our grill read 100 degrees prior to starting it up.

Hot days require cool eats, at least for me. I had a perfect reason to make my vegan ceviche.

and open a bottle of crisp white wine.

My friend Heather came up with a fun spin on Meatless Mondays – Meatless Mondays from A to Z. Each week we will create a meatless dish and we work our way through the alphabet. Some of us suggested it would be fun if we all used the same alphabetical ingredient.

Today begins the inaugural week, and we are kicking it off with A, Artichokes.

I made a new version of my ceviche. Artichoke hearts have the consistency of a traditional seafood component, and the arame (hey, another A ingredient!) is a sea vegetable which brings that savory sea flavor. Jason actually said this dish had umame. This is tangy and light, colorful and flavorful – we served it over crisp corn tortillas, tostada style.

artichoke ceviche

dairy, soy, and gluten free, vegan

serves four entrees, eight starters

1 6 ounce jar artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, diced
5 shiitake mushrooms,diced
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped fine
1/3 red onion, diced
1/4 – 1/3 cup arame
juice of 1 grapefruit 

Chop all ingredients (except arame and grapefruit) in uniform size (a small dice), combine in bowl. Add arame and grapefruit juice, toss to combine. Cover and store in refrigerator to marinate. Serve with tortilla chips, crisp lettuce leaves or small corn tortillas.

Visit Better With Veggies to see other artichoke recipes.

Do you like artichokes? What would you make?


{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) August 6, 2012 at 5:16 am

Oh that looks fantastic. I love artichokes. I typically add them to my pizza when I make them at home, but also add to pasta dishes and salads.


2 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

oh yes – Jason recently had artis on a pizza, I think he has come around to how GOOD they are! (pizza can be a gateway to liking anything, I’m pretty sure…)


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

I love artichokes and this sounds so wonderful!


4 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

thanks Averie!


5 jobo August 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

For some reason ceviche freaks me out. But this version looks fab, of course ;-) Love a crisp white wine too!


6 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

normal ceviche freaks me out too ;)


7 janetha August 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

Mmmm–this is so creative. I think it’s a ceviche I could get M to eat!


8 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

thanks Janetha! I hope you try it, Jason loves it and he says he doesn’t like just about everything in here ;)


9 Allie August 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

I do love artichokes! Enjoyed some earlier this summer just boiled plain and then dipped in nooch sauce. Love the idea of this meatless Monday challenge, I wanna try! Or maybe only because I just pulled a few beets out of my garden and know next week wouldn’t involve any extra grocery shopping ;D


10 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

yay, you are all ready to go then – can’t wait to see what you make next week! :)


11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

What a cool idea! I love cauliflower, and I bet it was awesome with the tangy grapefruit juice and that meatiness from the shiitakes (my favorite!). Can’t wait to try this out.


12 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

thanks Laura – I was very happy with all the textures and flavors here. We have been loving this, a second batch was made ;) shiitakes are my favorite too.


13 Caitlin August 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

i love this idea! it looks so light and refreshing and i love that there is no added oil!


14 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

it didn’t need any oil, really! the artichokes are jarred in oil, but I didn’t use any aside from what was left on them, and chopping them left much of that out too.


15 lindsay August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

i like any and all ceviche, but pair it with wine and i’m even more hooked. Was this post for me? jk.


16 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

it was! come here and enjoy some with us! wine too, obviously.


17 Amanda August 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This recipe sounds fabulous and it’s so creative! I love artichokes and can’t wait to give it a try. :)


18 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

thank you Amanda – I hope you love it!


19 Tommy August 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I hate to be a party pooper, but I am not a fan of the arty! I love your creativity, though, and the pictures look good!


20 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

there always has to be one, Tommy. ;)


21 Eileen August 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Wow, this is a really interesting way to use artichoke hearts! I could shovel spoonfuls of this into my mouth all by themselves. :)


22 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

I know… we did ;)


23 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) August 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Love the flavors here! We finally had some summer weather this weekend – not 100 but pretty hot for Seattle standards.


24 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

oh good, glad you got some summer! I forget you’re all around water, which does cool things considerably – kind of like the difference between Portland and the coast. :)


25 Jeanette August 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

What a creative way to make a vegan ceviche – sounds fantastic!


26 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

thanks Jeanette, I was very happy with these flavors and textures.


27 Kelly August 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

You do not disappoint!


28 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

thank you, Kelly! I should have made this for Saturday, right? :)


29 Richard August 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

very creative!


30 Sarah August 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I have never heard of arame, but the rest of this sounds good LOL


31 traci @yellowWISHBONE August 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

This seriously looks awesome! I think it would be prefect as a lettuce wrap and maybe with a little goat cheese, my personal favorite. :)


32 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

I had some of this in a crispy lettuce for lunch the next day… very good!


33 Lora @cakeduchess August 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I adore artichokes and this is a perfectly wonderful summer dish. I hardly ever make them and sometimes can convince my mom to make her delicious stuffed artichokes;)


34 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

I have never stuffed an artichoke, I think that will have to be next. I am loving this ceviche, though, and it just may become a summer staple.


35 Heather @ Better With Veggies August 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

What a brilliant idea – you’re so right in the texture similarities! I love this idea and can’t wait to experience this for myself. Pinning it now, I think this will be on the menu next week at my house! :)

And THANK YOU so much for being so excited about MMAZ!! :)


36 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

I hope you make this, we LOVED it!

I am loving MMAZ – :D


37 Wendy August 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I love so many things about this… i love that I can picture your saturday night bbq. I love artichokes… and I love that I am so excited to try this and see what the rest of the alphabet has to offer. Did you know that the Artichoke has, I believe, the highest antioxidant level of all the fruits and veggies? Crazy isn’t it?


38 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

YES – it was SO great to see you all on Saturday… we need to do this more often. I mean, the guys all see each other every week, WE can certainly get together more ;)

I did not know that about artichokes, but it’s definitely good. I’ll have to make this more often, we loved it!

…next up in the alphabet is beets! any ideas?


39 Geanna August 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

How fun! I’m not sure I’ll be making this any time soon, but I do love the idea of a-z cooking; it’s a great way to try ingredients that you wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.


40 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

you should join in the A-Z, Geanna! I don’t know if you are familiar with Heather or any of the others who have participated, but they are a fun group! :)


41 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

oh white wine, how i love thee:) and yum that looks delicious! i love artichokes!


42 Amy Tong August 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I love ceviche and this is such a clever and unique take on this classic. I love the fact that it’s vegan and healthy so everyone can enjoy it. :)


43 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

thank you Amy! I was happy with how this turned out, tangy and fresh.


44 Baker Street August 7, 2012 at 1:58 am

Fantastic idea! Can’t wait to see you power through the series! A glass of white is perfectly paired with your dish!


45 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

thank you!! this will be a fun series for sure. perhaps my own spin would be always pairing it with wine?? ;)


46 Nichole August 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

shiitake – you watch your language:)

This looks downright fancy schmancy.


47 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

heeee. I am always careful when spelling that word…


48 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen August 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

This looks amazing! I’ve made ‘ceviche’ with hearts of palm before, but I don’t know why I didn’t think to include artichoke hearts as their textures are so similar.

Also, mine had no ‘sea’ flavor at all. But I was actually OK with that.

[I'm pretty sure I should have just called it 'citrus glazed chopped salad' rather than ceviche...]


49 Ashley F. August 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

Delish! I’m on a big artichoke kick right now so I’ll have to give this a try!


50 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

oh Ashley please do! you will love it, I think!


51 Beeb Ashcroft August 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

You’re not kidding that it was warm! Only 85 here in Seaside and I thought I was going to melt! LOL.


52 spabettie August 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm

oooh, wow, 85 in Seaside is warm too! stay cool, girl!


53 Rob August 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

looks very good!


54 Fran August 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

this is delicious, it was our dinner tonight and even the kids (the bigger one’s) liked it. please give more arame recipes now I have a whole bag of that stuff LOL!!


55 spabettie August 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

okay, Fran! I have two more recipes coming soon with arame! so happy you are liking it too, and that some of the kids are! ;)


56 Kara August 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

I had to search for the arama but I did it LOL. Crazy how it gives a seafood taste, this is an excellent recipe thanks!


57 Allison August 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

amazing flavors!! we loved this dinner, thankyou betty!


58 spabettie August 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

so happy you liked it Allison!


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