Gold Coast releases seafood-free vegetable ceviche
Gold Coast’s Vegetable Ceviche is the first such product to market for a seafood substitute. As a grower, shipper and processor of fresh cauliflower and broccoli, Gold Coast’s team saw the opportunity to create a true-plant based item.
“We have a Cauliflower ceviche recipe that we make with our Caulifornia Snow for community events, cooking camps and industry events and we always receive the same response: ‘Where can I purchase this?” said Crystal Chavez, marketing coordinator for Gold Coast Packing. “Our team saw the opportunity to create a plant-forward take on the popular seafood dish. Cauliflower was the obvious substitute for seafood because of its popularity and because it’s the culinary chameleon, taking on the flavors of whatever it’s cooked with.”
Gold Coast’s Vegetable Ceviche is a blend of cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cilantro, serrano peppers, onions, garlic and lime juice. The ceviche is keto-friendly, vegan, gluten-free and has a 42-day shelf life.
As Gold Coast’s Product Development Team worked on this project, they looked to create an on-trend item that caters to what consumers are craving and asking for, while helping retail partners add new and exciting items to their shelves.
The Vegetable Ceviche is currently available in 26-ounce containers at Costco Warehouse Stores in the Los Angeles region and Hawaii.
Gold Coast Packing Inc. is a grower, shipper and processor located in Santa Maria, California.