March 25, 2009

Jicama, Mango and Cucumber Salad

They aren't brightly colored right red peppers and they don't grab your attention like a brightly colored eggplant or perhaps a carrot, but jicama's are worth taking notice!

Sometimes called a Mexican Turnip, jicamas are a root vegetable that has a sweet yet somewhat bland taste that goes great in salads. My regular readers know that one of my all time favorite fruits is a delicious mango. This salad couples the mango with jicama but also adds cucumbers and lime to mix it up a bit. When you try this salad the first time make it as it's written, but the second time you make it, you may want to add a bit of a red onion to it... much like the peach or mango salsa that I've talked about before.

Mango, Jicama and Cucumber Salad

4 ripe mangos
1 medium jicama
1 medium cucumber
juice of 1 lime
zest from one lime
2 T honey
3/4 c canola or similar oil

Peel and dice mangos, julienne or dice the jicama and dice the cucumber. Combine the juice, zest and honey with the oil in a blender or mixer and mix smooth. Pour over the mango mixture and toss.
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