Plant-based Watermelon Ceviche Recipe

watermelon ceviche

Plant-based watermelon ceviche recipe inspired by the traditional Peruvian dish.

I love a plant-based spin off of a traditional recipe. Michael and I have been predominantly plant-based for ~2 years and we have discovered some of the most unbelievably delicious recipes that I am excited to share with you. My paleo recipes were a huge hit on Holmes and Holmes Season 1 and 2 and I aim to not disappoint with this plant-based switch ;) .

Summer time in Ontario is a great opportunity to play around with fresh produce and see what yummies you can create in the kitchen. You’ll be amazed to learn the different flavour profiles and combinations that work well together. I love how well fruit pairs with spice. It is getting hot. up. in. HERE!!

Okay, let’s get to it. Here is the recipe that I created today. Please remember that my measurements are very loose as I am not a numbers gal and I tend to go rogue with recipes often. I did my best to get a general idea of measurements for you today but I encourage you to connect with and feel the food that you are working with, then make it your own. Use my recipe as a guide and then run wild baby!

watermelon ceviche recipe
watermelon ceviche recipe
watermelon ceviche recipe
watermelon ceviche

What you’ll need:

  • 15 minutes prep time (speedy baby!)

  • 4 cups of watermelon

  • 2 avocados

  • 1/4 a heaping cup of red onion

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 jalapeño (to taste depending on how spicy you like it and how spicy that particular jalapeño is)

  • 1/2 cup of cilantro - no featured in this version (unfortunately)

  • sea salt to taste


  • Slice and dice the watermelon

  • Slice and dice the avocados

  • Slice and dice the jalapeño

  • Slice and dice the red onion

  • Chop up the cilantro loosely

  • Combine all ingredients

  • Drizzle on your lemon juice

  • Crack that salt to taste

  • BOOM! Serve with corn chippies, thick sliced peppers, or whatever crackers you have on hand.

    Health Info:

    I can’t let you go without mentioning a few fun health facts about watermelon. This large, juicy, tasty fruit has so many nutritional benefits including being packed full of electrolytes, lycopene, fibre, antioxidants, and living enzymes. It is cleansing for the kidneys and helps flush out toxins such as uric acid. A delicious and healthy intake of watermelon is useful in the prevention of diseases such as cancer, signs of aging like wrinkles, protecting over-all skin health, supporting the cardiovascular system, AND the seeds are full of healthy fats, phytonutrients, and fibre roughage to boot (we love a healthy digestive tract!).

Enjoy this delicious appetizer at your next summer picnic or bbq. It is sure to be a fan favourite! It is refreshing, spicy, zesty, gluten free, and vegan! It is a dish that EVERYONE can enjoy.

Bon appétit!

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Lisa Marie Holmes

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Watermelon ceviche + chips

Watermelon ceviche + chips