Strawberry, Blueberry & Jicama Salsa

What’s Jicama? That was my first question when I found this great salsa recipe over at the Two Peas & their Pod blog! Naturally, I turned to Google for the answer. Remind me again what we did before the internet and search engines existed? Perhaps lived simpler lives 🙂 Jicama, sometimes called the Mexican yam or turnip and pronounced ‘hic-ema’, is a root vegetable that looks similar to a potato; it adds the perfect crunch to salsas. Writing a blog has fueled my motivation in the kitchen and led me to try new foods, give creative recipes a chance. By creative I mean recipes with a combination of ingredients one may question at first glace, strawberry, blueberry and jicama salsa being one of them. The outcome? In this case, a refreshing spin on salsa with extraordinary taste!

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The flavor of this salsa caught me by surprise and I enjoyed the appetizer more than expected! I only had a few bites as I’m saving the rest for our 4th of July tomorrow and it’s a good thing, because my step daughter requested we have it tomorrow after sitting on the couch and seeing the photo. As we were chatting about the dish and my blog I made the comment “what else to write about this salsa”. She said ‘I’ve got it!’ so I told her type away…please enjoy Hailey’s ending to this blog post –> A yummy red, white and blue snack for the holidays of course. Enjoy with a yummy drink! 🙂

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Happy 4th of July, friends!!

Strawberry, Blueberry & Jicama Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup Jicama, diced
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • Tortilla chips, for dipping

Instructions:

  1. Rinse blueberries, pat dry and add to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Rinse strawberries, pat dry and dice. Add to the mixing bowl.
  3. Wash the jicama, pat dry, peel and rinse once more. Dice the jicama and add to the mixing bowl.
  4. Rinse the cilantro, onion and jalapeno, chop each one and add to the mix of ingredients.
  5. Juice one lime into a small measuring cup and pour over the salsa ingredients. Add salt if desired and toss all ingredients to mix well. Enjoy immediately or allow the flavors to marinate together in the fridge until serving.

 

As always, thanks for reading!!

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