This Mayan recipe is a very popular street food in Yucatan. Pronounced "shek", it's a refreshing salad perfect for a heat wave. You can also add pineapple or a firm mango.
- 1 medium jicama or 1 large cucumber
- 6 mandarins or 3 oranges
- Teja pepper flakes to taste
- 1 tsp salt
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
Wash and peel jicama. Cut into ½ inch X 3-inch sticks.
Peel mandarins, slice, and remove seeds over a bowl to avoid losing any juice.
Place the jicama in a bowl with mandarin slices.
Grind chile and salt together in a mortar.
Season the salad to your taste with the chile-salt blend. Add lime juice and cilantro. Mix and serve at once.