Give your Christmas a unique twist with our delicious “Christmas Ceviche with Guacamole”. This recipe perfectly combines the sweetness of smoked salmon with the freshness of ceviche, creating a truly festive and flavorful dish. The combination of creamy guacamole and spicy, spicy ceviche creates a tempting taste explosion. Try some of both dips together to experience the harmonious contrast of flavors and textures. It is a divine appetizer that is sure to impress your guests this holiday season.
- 1-2 red chili peppers (depending on how spicy you like it), very finely chopped
- ½ red onion, very finely chopped
- 2 clementines, juiced
- 4-5 limes, juiced
- ½ small packet of coriander, chopped
- 2 lightly smoked salmon fillets, skinned and cut into cubes
- 200g pack small, peeled, cooked prawns, each cut into three pieces (or coarsely chopped if you’re lazy)
- high quality corn tortilla chips for serving (I love blue corn chips, available at ocado.com)
- 4 avocados, halved, pitted and flesh scooped out
- 1-2 limes (to taste), juiced
- 4 spring onions, sliced very thinly
- 2 firm vine tomatoes, quartered, seeded and finely chopped
- ½ small packet of coriander, chopped
- good pinch of ground cumin
- To make the dressing, mix the chilies, onions, salt, citrus juices and coriander with 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl.
- Add the salmon and shrimp to the dressing mixture to create the “tiger milk”.
- Let the salmon and shrimp rest in the dressing for 10 minutes.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mash the avocado flesh with a fork.
- Mix the lime juice and 1 teaspoon of salt into the mashed avocado.
- Gently stir scallions, tomatoes, cilantro and cumin into the avocado mixture.
- The guacamole can be made in advance and drizzled with additional lime juice to prevent browning.
- Place the guacamole in a serving bowl and set aside.
- Add the ceviche to the bowl along with the guacamole.
- Serve with corn chips.
Equipment and tools
To make this Christmas ceviche with guacamole, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Sharp knife
- Garlic press
- Juicer or citrus press
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoon
- Serving plates or bowls
This Christmas Ceviche with Guacamole recipe contains the following allergens:
- Fish (salmon)
- Shellfish (shrimp)
Please note that this recipe may also contain traces of other allergens not listed above. It is important to check the labels of all packaged ingredients used.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Christmas ceviche with guacamole, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, it is best enjoyed fresh.
The Health Benefits of Christmas Ceviche with Guacamole
Ceviche is a popular dish in many Latin American countries, known for its fresh and spicy taste. Combined with guacamole, a creamy and aromatic avocado dip, a unique and delicious Christmas ceviche with guacamole is created. This dish not only tastes great but also offers several health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients.
1. Red chilies
Red chili peppers give the ceviche a spicy note, but also have health benefits. They contain a compound called capsaicin, which has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin can also help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.
2. Red onion
Red onions not only add a touch of color to the dish but also provide various health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Eating red onions can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and promote healthy digestion.
3. Clementines and limes
The juices from clementines and limes give the ceviche a refreshing citrus flavor. These fruits are excellent sources of vitamin C, which plays an important role in boosting the immune system and collagen production. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Cilantro, also known as cilantro, is an herb that gives ceviche a special flavor. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K as well as various antioxidants. Cilantro has been linked to improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and may even help control blood sugar levels.
5. Smoked salmon and cooked shrimp
The smoked salmon and cooked shrimp provide a good source of lean protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue and supporting a healthy immune system. Including seafood in your diet can also have a positive impact on heart health due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids.
Avocados are the main ingredient in guacamole and are packed with nutrients. They are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Avocados may help improve cholesterol levels, support weight loss, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
7. Green onions and tomatoes
Green onions and tomatoes give the guacamole a crunchy texture and fresh flavor. Green onions are a good source of vitamins A and K, while tomatoes provide vitamin C and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of certain diseases.
8. Ground cumin
Although used sparingly, ground cumin gives the dish a warm and earthy flavor. Cumin has been linked to improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and potential anti-cancer effects due to its high antioxidant content.
By enjoying Christmas ceviche with guacamole, you will not only pamper your taste buds, but also provide your body with a number of beneficial nutrients. This festive dish can be a delicious and nutritious addition to your holiday menu.