Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cuisine: Tart Tomato, Jicama Salsa

This dish has to be tasted to be believed. It is everything you like about salsa and then you add jicama and oranges. It has such a sweet, tart flavor that isn't found in traditional salsa. It is fresh, juicy, and perfect on a tortilla chip, taco, or just by itself over a bed of lettuce.

2 oranges or tangelos peeled, quartered width-wise, and segments separated
3 tomatoes, diced
1 jicama, diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
2 lemons, juiced
2 limes, juiced
1/2 bunch Italian parsley, finely minced
1/4 bunch mint, finely minced
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
cayenne pepper, to taste
salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least two hours. It is even better if you let it sit overnight.