State of Confusion’s Vegan Ceviche Recipe

Cauliflower has recently gained a lot of steam, and with good reason – it’s versatile and absolutely packed with nutrients.

This cruciferous vegetable is also a good source of choline, which is crucial for brain development and not found in many other foods. It’s perhaps most well-known as a weight-loss-friendly food because it’s primarily water and very high in fiber.

State of Confusion's Vegan Ceviche

Recipe by Marietta Song
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Course: AppetizerCuisine: Peruvian

6 ½

Chilling Time




  • 4 lbs.

    cauliflower florets, blanched and chopped into small ¼-inch pieces

  • 2 lbs.

    shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and chopped into ¼-inch pieces

  • 1 cup

    fresh lemon juice

  • 2 cups

    fresh lime juice

  • 4 tsp.

    sea salt

  • 46 oz.

    tomato juice

  • ¼ cup

    tomato paste

  • 4 cups

    pico de gallo (use your favorite store-bought variety)

  • ¼ cup

    white miso paste

  • Optional toppings:
  • Avocado, sliced

  • Fresh cilantro

  • Confusion Seasoning (can be purchased at State of Confusion)

  • Lemon, sliced


  • Place cauliflower, mushrooms, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt into a non-reactive bowl (such as stainless steel, ceramic, or glass). Mix until well combined. 

  • Place mixture into the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

  • Strain vegetables and discard citrus blend. Place tomato juice, tomato paste, pico de gallo, and miso paste into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

  • Add vegetables and mix until incorporated. Refrigerate for an additional 2 hours.

  • Top with fresh avocado, cilantro, lemon slices, and Confusion Seasoning, and serve with tortillas or tortilla chips. 

    executive chef allan ubas

    "This is a light and refreshing ceviche; it is versatile for vegetarians and vegans alike. Ceviche is historically rich in antioxidants. Cauliflower has high levels of vitamins C and K and is fat- and cholesterol-free. Shiitake mushrooms help to boost white blood cells and support immunity as well as protect against cell damage."

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