Chickpea Ceviche Tostadas/ Tostadas de Ceviche de Garbanzo.

Ceviche is a seafood dish. It is made with fresh raw fish cured in lime juice with the addition of pico de gallo, cucumbers or mangos. The acidity of the lime is what cooks the fish, it takes a couple of hours but the wait it’s well worth it. I love ceviche with a passion but I don’t always have fresh fish in my fridge and I don’t always have the time to wait for the lime to “cook” the fish so instead, I’m substituting fish with an item that It’s always available in my pantry… chickpeas! They’re packed with protein and fiber, and the mild flavor of the chickpeas pairs perfectly with the fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and lime juice. Today I am serving it with tostadas, and for the “glue” that is going to keep the chickpeas in place, I’m using sweet, creamy delicious avocado. My mouth is watering as I am typing this! 

Drain one can of chickpeas and add it to a bowl 

For the pico de gallo, I diced a roma tomato and a piece of onion. My onion was pretty big so I used about a quarter of it. Add them to the bowl with the chickpeas.

I have burnt my hands with peppers many times before, and it is not fun! so the least I handle them, the better. I’m using two serrano peppers and since this type of pepper is very hot (but it is more flavorful than jalapeños) I’m getting rid of as many seeds and veins as I can. What I do is, I slice my pepper as I run knife thru one, I do this all the way around the pepper until I’m left with the seeds and veins attached stem of the pepper and discard it. I hope the pictures above explain it better. Once you have clean slices of serrano pepper, proceed to chop it and add it to the bowl.

Chop a handful of fresh cilantro and add it to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. 
Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and add the lime juice. Give it a taste and adjust seasoning if need it. 
Mix everything together. Doesn’t it look pretty? I love colorful food, it’s the best kind of food. 
To serve the ceviche I am using baked tostadas. These are great just the way they are but for this dish I want to spread avocados on them, the creaminess of the avocado is going to help everybody stay put on it. Plus, avocado loves pico de gallo. Lets make it happy.  

scoop the avocado out and put it on a bowl, smash it with a fork and spread it on your tostada. 

serve and enjoy! This makes about four tostadas.
I julienned some radishes to garnish my tostadas, julienne is just a fancy word for thinly sliced. I also sprinkled some more cilantro. Have fun with it! These ingredients are so pretty and tasty, there’s not wrong doing.

About

Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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