Avocado and jalapeño ceviche wraps are the perfect low-carb meal option for busy families looking to stay healthy. These wraps offer an interesting combination of flavors that will have your entire family yelling for more!
Enjoy all the benefits of ceviche, now wrapped up in Bibb lettuce leaves. Whip up these wraps ahead of time and rewarm them when you're ready to eat - they make a great grab-and-go lunch or light dinner. The low-carb benefits combined with its zesty flavors make Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps ideal for any healthy lifestyle.
How good is Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps?
Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps are a delicious meal, combining the refreshing taste of ceviche with the tangy spice of jalapeños. The wrap is incredibly easy to make and can be quickly thrown together for a healthy lunch or snack. The vegetables used in the wrap provide essential vitamins and nutrients that can help improve your overall health. The ceviche-style fish is also abundant in Omega-3s, providing heart-healthy benefits. This flavorful wrap is sure to tantalize your taste buds, making it a great option for anyone looking for something delicious, healthy, and relatively easy to prepare.
Prep time: 10 minutes
“Cook” time: 45 minutes – 1 hour (time for fish to “cook” in citrus juice)
Ingredients needed to make Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps
- 1 lb. firm white fish, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 medium shallot, diced small
- 1 large red jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped small*
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- ⅓ c. orange juice
- ⅓ c. fresh lemon juice
- ⅓ c. fresh lime juice
- ½ medium red bell pepper, diced
- 1 large avocado, cubed
- ⅓ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
- Bibb lettuce leaves, to serve
- * Can also use green jalapeño, if preferred.
Instructions for making Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps
- Add the fish, garlic, shallot, and jalapeño, to a large glass or another non-reactive bowl. Pour in the orange, lemon, and lime juice, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine, while ensuring that the fish is completely submerged in the juice.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then gently turn the mixture to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed in the juice.
- Cover and return to the refrigerator to continue marinating for another 15-30 minutes or until the fish is “cooked” through. Do not “overcook” or the fish may become mushy.
- Remove from the refrigerator and add the bell pepper, avocado, and cilantro to the bowl. Gently toss to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
- Spoon the ceviche onto the individual Bibb lettuce leaves with a slotted spoon to drain excess liquid right before serving. Enjoy!
Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps are a delicious lunchtime filling all year round! However, no two variations of this wrap will ever be the same. Since it's so versatile, you can try fresh variations each time - experimentation is encouraged! Try swapping traditional jalapeno with other spicy peppers such as serrano or pasilla. Make your ceviche as citrusy as you want by adding in lime, lemon or orange juice. If you're looking for extra crunch, opt for red cabbage or thinly sliced zucchini instead of lettuce. For added sweetness and texture, top your wraps with pomegranate seeds or mango; alternatively, drizzle them with honey. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack during the week or a distinctive dish to entertain guests on the weekend, these variations will pump up the flavor of Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps!
Proper storage of Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps is key to preserving their flavor and texture. When stored and sealed correctly in the refrigerator, the wraps can last for about 3-4 days before there's too much risk of foodborne illness or flavor deterioration. However, for best results, it's best to eat the wraps soon after making them. With that in mind, make sure to plan accordingly when prepping these wraps!
If you are looking to make a delicious and unique meal, Avocado and Jalapeño Ceviche Wraps might just be the thing for you. To ensure that you get the most out of your wraps, here are some top tips to keep in mind when making them - make sure you are using high-quality ingredients such as fresh fish, ripe avocados and crisp vegetables so that you can get the best possible flavor. Make sure your fish is cut into small cubes for even cooking; marinate it with jalapeño, lime juice and salt to create an extra zingy ceviche mixture. Finally, cook onions and bell peppers on a skillet before layering these ingredients on top of warm flour tortillas for a tasty wrap!