Everything-But-Umami Relish

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
30 mins
1 hr

This is a refreshing relish that tantalizes almost every area of the tongue. Goes good with barbecued meats, spicy dishes or fish.

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  1. Using zester, remove thin strips from skin of 1/4 of 1 lime.
  2. Combine in small pan on stovetop with honey, salt, cloves and hot pepper.
  3. Add garlic and vinegar; bring to a full boil.
  4. Cool.
  5. Quarter jicama, and remove skin and any excess fiber.
  6. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  7. Thinly slice red onion into 1/4-inch slices.
  8. Peel cucumbers, quarter lengthwise, remove seeds.
  9. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
  10. Cut melon to match cucumber.
  11. Pare pineapple, again cutting to match.
  12. Toss fruits and vegetables with dressing.
  13. Halve and squeeze limes.
  14. Gradually add the juice, tasting as you go; generally no more than 3 Tablespoons.
  15. Chill at least one hour or up to six.
  16. To serve, remove cloves and garlic; toss with mint or cilantro.