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Chile lime veggie fruit cup

Chile-Lime Vegetable and Fruit Cup

I love raw veggies and hummus as a snack, but sometimes I want to switch it up and make a new healthy snack. This refreshing, quick recipe incorporates both fresh fruit and vegetables and has a tangy, spicy kick.

Chile lime-soaked vegetables and fruit are often sold as a street vendor snack in Mexico and throughout the U.S. This recipe is very flexible, and you can get creative and add any other fruits or vegetables you would like. Adding mango or papaya would work well!

I used the Chile Lime seasoning sold at Trader Joe's in this recipe. If you do not have this seasoning blend, you can make your own by using Tajin or a simple mixture of ¼ teaspoon chile powder and ½ teaspoon salt.

Makes 1 Serving
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for chile-lime vegetable and fruit cup

  • ½ cup jicama
  • ½ fresh lime
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1-inch round of watermelon (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp chile-lime seasoning

Directions for chile-lime vegetable and fruit cup

  1. Cut jicama in half. Slice or peel the skin off. Depending on the size of the jicama, you'll use about ¼ or ½ of it for ½ a cup.
  2. Cut the jicama into matchsticks.
  3. Slice the cucumber in half and cut each half into matchsticks. If using a large cucumber, use only ½ of the cucumber.
  4. Cut a 1-inch round from a watermelon. Slice the round out of the rind. Cut the round into matchsticks.
  5. Add sliced fruits and vegetables to a bowl. Slice the lime in half, and then squeeze over the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle chile-lime seasoning on top, and then mix gently.
  7. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 126
  • carbohydrate: 31.6g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 0.7g
  • fiber: 6.1g
  • potassium: 736mg
  • protein: 3.5g
  • sodium: 196mg
  • sugar: 16g
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