This blog post will be short and sweet…and savory..and a little spicy! For today’s community lunch, I decided to go simple and share some of my favorite antojitos(snacks) Mexicano with my friends. As a kid and even to this day, I cannot pass up a big cup of fresh frutas(fruits) with fresh key lime, chile limon(Tajin) and hot sauce. But this salad was actually inspired by my recent trip to Miami, where I was finally able to enjoy some authentic Cuban foods. Among one of the dishes served at the Hispanicize 2016 event was a fresh fruit salad dressed with lime juice and garnished with parsley. It was delicious! This is my “Mexican” take on that salad. My three favorite fruits are pineapple(of course), mango and jicama. It was a big hit at the lunch today and for many it was their first time eating jicama and fresh key lime juice. I love when I can introduce friends to new foods and flavors. That is the goal! #foodieforlife #antojitos
3 mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 of a fresh, large pineapple, sliced
1 jicama, peeled and sliced
*you want equal amounts od each, about 3 cups each
1 large orange or red bell pepper, sliced into thin ribbons or strips
1 red fresno or green jalapeno chile pepper, minced fine
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped fine
Juice of 6-8 key limes, about 1/3 cup
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
2 to 3 tablespoons of agave nectar
2 tablespoons of Tajin, chile limon powder
Salt to taste
Toss the fruit, jicama and peppers together in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, oil, agave, chile limon and salt to taste. Pour over fruit, add cilantro and stir well to combine. Taste for salt and chile limon powder. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Yield up to 8 servings. In my house it would be 4 servings, lol!!
Mango~Man-go! Lol! I always get picked on for pronouncing it in Spanish?? I will eat it however you like to pronounce it. I am not fussy.
Mango with fresh key lime juice, chile de arbol powder, tajin(chile limon powder) and Valentina hot sauce!!
Jicama~Popular in Mexico, but also popular in Asian and Thai cooking.
Piña~Pineapple, and you know how I feel about piña? My favorite!! #lapiñaenlacocina #mynickname #piñita