Monday, August 15, 2011

Refreshing Cucumber, Jicama, and Mango Salad

 

Cucumber, Jicama, and Mango Salad

The other day I got an email from a friend with this delicious recipe for cucumber,jicama, mango salad!  Added a few of my favorite ingredients to the original recipe that are optional and can be left out if you do not like spice, cilantro, or shrimp.  -Miranda

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 TBS agave nectar
Juice of one lime
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp honey
1 large English cucumber, peeled
1 cup peeled and diced jicama, in 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup diced mango, in 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
1 cup of medium sized cooked shrimp (optional)
* If you like a little spice...add 1/2-1 tsp of red chili flakes
Combine the vinegar, water, agave nectar, lime juice, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil.  Cook until the liquid is clear and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.  This should yield 1/4 cup of liquid.  Refrigerate the dressing for 15 minutes.
Quarter the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces.  Combine the cucumber, jicama, mango, (cilantro and shrimp-optional), and the cooled vinegar mixture in a bowl and stir well.