Authentic Suburban Gourmet: Mango Jicama Salsa

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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.

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