I had the opportunity to partner with Melissa's Produce to create recipes using a very unique fruit called the Kiwano Melon (aka horned melon). These spiky, orange shell with a seed -filled green pulp were once grown only in New Zealand but Melissa's Kiwano Melons are now grown in California.
They are mild in flavor and similar in taste to juicy, seed-filled cucumbers with notes of melon and lime. Once peeled, Melissa's Kiwano Melons can be tossed in salads, salsa, smoothies or garnished with roasted meats.
For more information on Kiwano Melons, click here
Once I tasted this intriguing fruit, I decided to make a creamy sauce to drizzle over roasted potato tacos with jicama slaw. I love adding jicama slaw to tacos or burgers for a refreshing crunch in each bite. These tacos are healthy, gluten free and so delicious!
Roasted Potato Tacos with Jicama Slaw
1 lb of dutch yellow potatoes, diced in small cubes
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Seasonings: salt, pepper, cumin and paprika (or add your favorites)
1/2 Jicama, peeled and sliced thin
Juice of a lime
1/4-1/2 red onion, sliced or diced
2-3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt