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Summer is just around the corner and I am immensely happy about that fact. This winter wasn’t at all bad, in fact it was the warmest winter in the Northeast I can ever remember. And yet winter can still be remarkably dreary in New England. With the warm weather come thoughts of fresh summer produce, grilling and summer entertaining, none of which are mutually exclusive. We love nothing better in the summer than to have friends over for a backyard barbecue, and since the summer season seems starting early, so are we. We’ll be hosting our first barbecue of the season next weekend and I can hardly wait. And I will be serving this Acapulco Slaw from Hellmann’s Recipes, because I love the southwestern flavours in this and I particularly love the fresh crunch of jicama in salads. I happened to have some jicama on hand for another recipe, so I decided to try this Acapulco Slaw out and I loved it. I declare it a winner (recipe below).
And although I generally like to make most of my foods from scratch, I will be the first to admit that with three young kids, convenience is important to me. I don’t know too many busy mums who wouldn’t say the same thing. So consider keeping the following ingredients on hand so that you can easily whip up summertime meals and still have time to enjoy the warm weather:
Hellman’s® Real Mayonnaise, rich in Omega 3 ALA. We often have a jar on the go in our fridge for sandwiches, salads and other recipes. There is no end to the recipes you’ll find on Hellmann’s Recipes.
Lipton® Gallon Tea Bags – picked from the top of the tea plant for the most flavourful cup of tea, this comes conveniently in GALLON sized tea bags specially designed for brewing iced tea. I didn’t even know about these until now, but I totally love this idea.
Ragu® Old World Style – now made with even more tomatoes, you can always keep a jar on hand for quick pasta and pizza dishes for busy summer weeknights.
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1 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise with Lime Juice
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. sugar (I skipped this, to keep it low carb!)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 package (16 oz.) coleslaw mix
1/2 lb. jicama, julienned (1/8 x 1/8 x 3-inch strips)
1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. cumin seed, toasted
1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese (optional – I couldn’t find this so I topped ours with shredded cheddar)
In a large bowl, whisk together Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar (if using), salt and pepper.
Add remaining ingredients except cheese and toss well to coat. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow flavours to meld together.
Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
Find more great recipes at Hellmann’s Recipes.