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July 27, 2010

A Summer Recipe

Is it sweltering where you are right now?

I confess, summer is my least favorite season. Heat and I simply do not get along well together.

In the summer, those who cook desperately seek ways to avoid turning on the oven -- I usually turn to the microwave or crock-pot to avoid heating up the house. And then there are summery salads; no cooking required! A good salad can be so refreshing on a summer evening, but I tire of lettuce in a hurry.

When my mom broke out this recipe one Sunday, I knew I had to recreate it for myself. And share it with all of you. RUN to the store to get the ingredients for this one. Your tastebuds will thank you. :D

Jicama and Watermelon Salad

1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus 1 teaspoon zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon zest
2 tablespoons honey
pinch of kosher salt
dash or two black pepper
1 jicama, cut into matchstick pieces
4 cups watermelon in 2-inch chunks
1/3 cup roughly torn fresh mint leaves

Whisk together juices, honey, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add the jicama, watermelon and mint and toss to coat. Let chill until ready to serve -- up to one hour.

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