Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Summer 2019

Articles in Keeping Well do not necessarily represent the opinions of doctors practicing at Methodist Healthcare facilities. VEGAN CEVICHE F rom C laudia Z apata -E lliott If I’m having ceviche, it must be a good day. More than likely, I am surrounded by family and friends, and we’re either by the pool, waiting for the grill to be fired up or have our toes in the sand. The beauty of ceviche lies in its variations. While typically prepared with fresh seafood that’s cooked by the acid from citrus and then chopped and mixed with ingredients like fresh tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime, no two ceviches are alike. Think Thai coconut shrimp ceviche, tuna and avocado ceviche, octopus ceviche, or a delicious crab ceviche. This ceviche will be unlike the others. Prepared with hearts of palm instead of seafood, it’s made with ingredients you likely have on hand, and because it’s deliciously vegan, it will please everyone at the party. Trust me, even seafood enthusiasts will linger around the dish. The recipe for hearts of palm ceviche couldn’t be easier—chop ingredi- ents, mix, and serve with crispy corn tortilla chips or tostadas (a fried, or better yet, oven-baked, whole tortilla). Enjoy! Claudia Zapata-Elliott, M.S., R.D. Ingredients corn tortillas 1 14-ounce can hearts of palm 1 cup fresh tomato, diced (about 2 small tomatoes) ½ cup white or purple onion, diced ¾ cup cilantro, finely chopped ½ to 1 jalapeño, seeded, deveined and chopped (optional) ½ avocado, thinly sliced juice of 1 lime salt, to taste Recipe instructions In a 250º oven, place tortillas (either whole or sliced in triangles) on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35–40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Mix the hearts of palm, tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Sprinkle with lime juice, and salt to taste. Serve in a large bowl with a side of the baked corn tortilla chips or tostadas. Or, pre- pare the ceviche tostadas, top with avocado slices, and place on a serving tray. K E E P I N G W E L L Information in KEEPING WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. SUMMER 2019 KEEPING WELL is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of METHODIST HEALTHCARE, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229, telephone 210-575-0355 , website . Allen Harrison President and CEO Palmira Arellano Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 8109 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID San Antonio, TX Permit No. 1409 M e t h o d i s t H e a l t h c a r e 8 S U M M E R 2 0 1 9