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1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 large english cucumber, peeled
1 cup peeled and diced jicama, in 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup diced mango, in 1/4-inch cubes
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
Combine the vinegar, water, agave nectar, lime juice, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. Cook until the liquid is clear and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. This should yield 1/4 cup of liquid. Refrigerate the dressing for 15 minutes.
Quarter the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine the cucumber, jicama, mango, and the cooled vinegar mixture in a bowl and stir well, then stir in the chopped mint.
Reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Copyright © 2009 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.
(Photo Credit: Leo Gong)