Southwestern Salsa


1 1/3 c. cantaloupe, finely chopped
1/2 c. jicama, peeled and finely chopped
1/3 c. red or green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 T. lime juice
4 t. red onion, finely chopped
1 T. snipped fresh cilantro
1 fresh serrano (mild) chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 t. sugar (optional)
dash of salt


In a medium mixing bowl combine cantaloupe, jicama, bell pepper, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, chili pepper, sugar (if desired), and salt. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours. Yield: 2 1/4 cups.

Nutritional Information:

Calories per 2-tablespoon serving: 7; protein: .2 gram; fat: .1 gram; cholesterol: 0 milligrams; vitamin A: 410 IU; vitamin C: 13 milligrams; vitamin E: .1 milligram.

By Ardis Reed, LLU Graduate Nutrition Student.

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