Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Refreshing Salad

I was first introduced to jicama when I was in college.  I was on a camping trip and a friend had brought some along.  I hesitatingly tried a piece of the jicama and fell in love.  Since then, I have been introducing it to many more people and have not found a single person who did not like it.

I went to a potluck recently and didn't really have time to make something so I just brought a bunch of fresh jicama slices.  A friend had never tried jicama raw and by itself, so I had to show her its true magic.  Someone else made something with jicama that tasted so wonderful I had to go home and try and make something similar.   I don't think it's exactly the same, but it tastes nice and refreshing.  

Mango Mint Salad

2 cups Jicama, diced
1 cup Mango, diced
2 Tb Mint, minced
1 Tb Lime Juice

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate before serving.  I used spearmint for the mint and the diced jicama and mango were cut into bite size squares.  If you want something sweeter, use more mango.

1 comment:

Cassidy said...

This looks great! Perfect for a hot summer day.