- 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped small (not fine)
- 1 cup jicama, julienned
- 1-2 limes
- 1/4 c finely minced mint leaves
- salt, tiny pinch
- champagne vinegar, 1 tsp
- (optional) 1 small jalapeno pepper, finely minced
- (optional) 3 Tb toasted pumpkin seeds
Toss ingredients and serve at room temperature - the crispy sweet jicama makes a delicious counterpoint to the sweeter and more tender berries, with a little acid from lime/vinegar to punch it up, and complemented by the mint & spicy jalapeno pepper.
BONUS: Turn this slaw into a salsa by chopping up the strawberries & jicama into smaller bits and adding half a chopped red onion and two pressed garlic cloves.
SUBSTITUTIONS: if you can't find jicama, substitute cabbage for a slaw, or cucumber (no seeds, please!) for the salsa or a chunky salad.