I ate a lot of food while in Mexico, in both quantity and variety. What I miss and crave the most are the chilled fresh mango and cucumber served in plastic cups with lime juice and dusted with bit of chili powder and salt. I bought them from a man walking down the beach. It is absolutely the most refreshing and satisfying snack to have on a sunny beach or to have to remind you of a sunny beach.
Toss the fruit and vegetable sticks with lime juice and chili powder to make these fresh appetizers. They are also good as a side dish to grilled meat or chicken.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
1 firm-ripe mango, peeled, halved lengthwise and pitted
1 cucumber, halved lengthwise
3 large carrots
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
Coarse salt to taste
1 Cut mango, cucumber, and carrots into 4- by 1/2-inch sticks.
2 Just before serving, toss mango, cucumber, and carrot sticks in a bowl with juice, and dust with chili powder and salt to taste. Makes 8 servings.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet