Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mango Jicama Salsa | Blogger C.L.U.E. Society

Summer is simply flying by.  Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have had a relatively mild summer.  The weather report is predicting a rather toasty weekend ahead – around a 100 degrees where I live. It is time to plan for preparing foods that are easy and that don’t require a lot of oven time to heat up the house.

Speaking of foods that “beat the heat” that is our theme for this months Blogger C.L.U.E. Society.  This secret society of sorts is a group of really wonderful food bloggers who are assigned a fellow member and need to seek out a recipe on their blog that matches the monthly theme.  Kind of like playing the clue game that we all grew up with and/or still play today.

I was happy to receive Wendy’s blog – A Day in the Life on the Farm.  I always enjoy learning more about the publisher/author of each blog I am assigned.  Wendy and her hubby Frank are retired police officers who decided to trade in the city life for a more serene way of life on the farm.  They raise chickens, belong to a CSA, planted trees and flowers, had her parents live with them until Dad passed and Mom was better off being in a memory care center where she has visitors daily and is quite happy.  Wendy loves to travel, read, entertain, cook, quilt and paint.  Check out her reading list here and here.  A few of her choices were ones we read in our book club including – Gone Girl, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Her hubby frank is a private pilot just like my hubby.

After browsing through her extensive recipe collection, I finally decided on her Mango Salsa since it was simply perfect for this month’s theme – Beat the Heat!  I always like to put my personal signature on a recipe and I simply changed a few of the quantities of the ingredients along with substituting the tomatoes for jicama.  I simply adore the crunch of the jicama and the sweetness of the mango with the punch of onion, cilantro and garlic to round out this divine summer dip.  Thank you Wendy for a tasty and simple summer dip!

Mango Jicama Salsa

2 Mangos, diced small
1 Jalapeno, seeded and minced
½ Red Onion, finely diced
1 Cup Jicama, diced small
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
¼ Cup of Finely chopped Cilantro
1 Tablespoon Honey
Juice from one Lime
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.  Let stand for 30 to 60 minutes to develop the flavors prior to serving.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


      1. Just pass me a spoon! This salsa sounds amazing!!!

      2. Great choice and I love the addition of jicama to mango salsa. A little crunch sounds wonderful.

      3. That looks so fresh and inviting - a perfect summer treat!

      4. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious (and perfect for the beat the heat theme). I love the idea of using the jicama instead of tomato too. Can you share how much you used in the salsa? It's missing from the ingredient list. :)

      5. mango salsa is a favorite of mine anyways, but throw in a bit of jicama? :) fantastic! Looks great!

      6. This salsa would be a hit in my family - my parents have a mango tree in the backyard!

      7. I love the addition of jicama to this salsa....genius!! Thanks for all the kind words.

      8. Sounds like something I could make a meal of! Love the beautiful color too!

      9. Yummy, yummy, yummy. I love salsa but like to kick it up with a non-traditional one like this recipe, too.

      10. Lisa! I have a lonely jicama sitting on my counter top and now you've given me inspiration to put it to tasty use. Beat the heat, indeed. It's been too hot!
        Hope you're well my friend!

      11. Beautiful salsas salad! we are finally having cooler temps in Palm Springs - this would be great year round here!


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