Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mango Jicama Salsa

While nothing soothes the winter spirit more than comfort food, there is only so much cheese, pasta, soup and casseroles a girl can take. Sometimes, in the cold of winter, I long for the colorful foods of spring, summer and fall. The recipe below fits this bill and is great because you can make it any time of the year. Bonus: it is super healthy!

I am such a fan of this new salsa, I can't wait to make it again. I told the boys that the jicama was "mexican apple" and they loved it. Apple and mango salsa? Yummy.

I took a recipe my mom had shared with me and Sweet Pea'd it up a bit. For color, I used radish, but you could easily omit this and use red pepper.

Mango Jicama Salsa

1 medium jicama, peeled and diced
1-2 cups mango, cubed (I used Trader Joe's frozen mango)
5-6 radishes, sliced and then cut in half
3 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalepeno, de-seeded and minced
zest of one orange
3 T orange juice
1 1/2 t sugar
1/2 t salt
2 T cider vinegar

Mix together. Serve with chips. Mmm. Repeat.



Steel Magnolia said...

YUMMY! and that's all I can say about that...

Renee said...

I make a salad that is very similar. Yum!!!