Saturday, August 04, 2007

Xni Pec

This is Yucatan's answer to pico de gallo. It means dog's nose in Maya because it will make your nose wet when you eat it.
1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2-1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 c chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime & 1/4 orange *
1 habanero chile, seeded & chopped **
salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together, taste & correct seasonings.

*In Yucatan they would use sour orange which is unavailable here. A mixture of lime and orange juices tastes really similar, but it should be balanced, not too sour. You may need to add more lime or orange juice.


  1. Anonymous6:51 PM

    So good to have the official recipe. Can you add seeded cucks or radishes? Now when cousin Lee makes this - I'll have the official Kathy recipe. Thanks

  2. It already has 1 seeded cucumber, but you could certainly add finely diced radish.