This is the perfect dip to eat with tortilla chips, or enjoy it over fish, chicken or pork. The sweet and spicy combination takes advantage of in season tangerines and kiwis – making this the perfect winter snack!
I am in appetizer search mode.
Every year for New Year’s Eve, my family gets together to bring in the new year. Usually, it’s in a rented cabin up in the mountains somewhere. This year, the cabin has been rented, and plans have been made. I am so excited for this getaway. It’s days and nights of family, food and fun. It’s time spent in pjs, making food and playing games. Putting together puzzles and taking naps. It’s my idea of fun!!
And this is where the appetizers come in. We split up the meal duties, but on New Year’s Eve, everyone just makes appetizers. There is so much food and we all eat so much that we go to bed that night dreaming of New Year’s resolutions, but it is all worth it. And since we all like to try out new recipes, it’s not uncommon to have a whole table full of recipes that are being tried out for the first time. So I have been bookmarking and taking notes, trying to narrow down exactly what I want to contribute.
I came across this salsa recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks, and knew immediately that I needed to try it out. I considered waiting until New Year’s Eve, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind and I had to make it! I love fresh salsa, but usually only make it in the late summer months, when the tomatoes are ripe and full of flavor. But this recipe is tomato free – using kiwis and tangerines – which are both in season right now! I knew this would be good, but it was so good that I kept finding myself going back for just “one more bite!”
So now I’m thinking that this might be a perfect addition to our New Year’s table. That is, if I don’t eat it all, first!!
- 3-4 kiwis, peeled and diced
- 4 small or 2 medium tangerines, peeled and diced
- 1 cup peeled and diced jicama
- ½ cup diced red bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small jalepeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Chill briefly before serving.
- slightly adapted from Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Recipes of All Time