BM # 32 Week 4
Theme: International 
Cuisine: Mexican
Cooking with Alphabets “X”


While deciding for my themes per week for the A-Z series I decided the last week first.I decided on International flavors because I was very dicey about finding the suitable dishes for alphabets like X and Z. I choose two recipes, but finally settled for Xigua. Xigua is watermelon in Mandarian, The recipe has been adapted from here. I made a few changes and served this as a dinner to my son.


The watermelons here have lot of seeds and it surely was a job de seeding it, but I must admit , I have yet to eat such a wonderful salad.It had the sweetness of mango, the crunch of onions,the zing of green chilly and above all the juicy watermelon, which refreshes you in the summer. The salad turned out to be a little extra spicy for me, due to the quality of green chilly, but sunny loved it and felt all the flavors complemented each other , they got balanced.the  spiciness being cut down with that sweet mango.





4 cups water melon
1 cup mango
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 capsicum, finely chopped
2 green chilly, finely chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chilly flakes
1 tsp lemon juice
Sprinkle of coriander leaves
Salt as per taste
Chop the water melon and mangoes into mini cubes. Add it to a bowl and add rest of the ingredients.
Mix gently .
Serve with some crackers or chips.
I served them with blue corn flour tacos, which I recently made from the flour that Mireille had gifted me.
I had made this salad and made my post about two months back, during these two months this salsa was made at least 6-7 times and served to different set of people, different age groups.I have to admit that there is not a single person who did not fell for this salsa..everyone enjoyed it and now this is on my hot list, only mangoes will no more be in season.

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Xigua Salsa

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