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Recipes

Xek

Xek

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium jicama or 1 large cucumber
  • 6 mandarins or 3 oranges
  • Reshampatti pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped

Method

  1. 1

    Wash and peel jicama. Cut into ½ inch X 3-inch sticks.

  2. 2

    Peel mandarins, slice, and remove seeds over a bowl to avoid losing any juice.

  3. 3

    Place the jicama in a bowl with mandarin slices.

  4. 4

    Grind chile and salt together in a mortar.

  5. 5

    Season the salad to your taste with the chile-salt blend. Add lime juice and cilantro. Mix and serve at once.

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