Yas it’s salsa time! While my body aches for this warmer Summer weather, I dream of cool margaritas and what goes better with margs than some chips and salsa? Salsas are the perfect way to spice up dishes or salads because they pack in the flavor without the calories. Behold – jicama mango salsa is here to shake things up and add some pizzazz to your snacking! This easy recipe is great for an appetizer paired with plantain chips, or makes a delicious topping for tacos, salads, or fish. What’s even better is all the ingredients are super healthy, so this vegan, gluten-free snack is refreshing and guilt free – winning!!If you’ve never tried nor heard of jicama before its like sphere potato looking root vegetable that is known as the “Mexican turnip”. But don’t let the nickname fool you, it actually tastes like a mild apple. It’s a pretty neutral/slightly sweet taste and adds a great crunch to recipes. It would be great in some coleslaw or on salads and sandwiches. Jicama gained it’s popularity in Mexico, but the cultivation spread to Asia making it common in Asian cuisines as well. On a recent trip to LA I spotted jicama at a farmers market and was excited to pick up a few! Besides the texture and taste, I love this vegetable because it is a healthy source of carbohydrates and is high in Vitamin C. The flavor of jicama pairs wonderfully with sweet mango and spicy jalapeños. Now that you have been schooled on jicama, learn how to make this easy salsa!
- 1 medium jicama
- 1 red bell pepper
- ½ red onion
- ½ jalapeno
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 mango
- 1 lime
- Prepare the jicama by peeling skin off with a vegetable peeler and dicing.
- Dice red bell pepper, red onion, and mango.
- Mince jalapeno.
- Chop cilantro finely.
- Add all ingredients to medium mixing bowl and squeeze lime juice over salsa.
- Mix well and enjoy!
Does anyone want to join me for a margarita chips and salsa date now 🙂 ?
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