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Traditional Guatemalan chojin radish and chicharrones salad in a white bowl.
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Chojín - Guatemalan Radish Salad with Chicharrón

Chojín Guatemalteco is a refreshing Guatemalan salad featuring fresh radishes, tomato, mint and salty, smoky chicharrones (fried pork rinds) in a tangy lime vinaigrette. It's so easy to make!
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine Guatemalan, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 57kcal
Author Michele Peterson
Cost $10

Equipment

  • sharp knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicharrones
  • 8 radishes one bunch
  • 1 tomato Roma
  • 1/2 onion white
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and stemmed
  • 2 sprigs mint fresh
  • 2 sprigs cilantro fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice or naranja agria
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Chop the chicharrones into small pieces.
  • Remove the pulp and seeds of the tomato and chop finely.
  • Mince the onion, jalapeño, mint and cilantro. Trim off the stem and the root end of the radishes. Slice across the round and dice finely.
  • Mix the vegetables with the lime and orange juices. Fold in the chicharrones.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or corn tortillas.

Notes

  • While mint (hierba buena) is most typical for chojin, you can use a combination of both  mint or cilantro. Or just use whichever one you prefer or have available. 
  • This recipe can be doubled or tripled. But to get the perfect texture, be sure to do all the chopping by hand rather than in a food processor.  
  • Wear rubber gloves when seeding and dicing jalapeño peppers. 
  • Chojín should be served immediately so the chicharrones are crispy. To make it in advance, chop all the vegetables and chicharrones, then store them separately ( vegetables in the fridge). Combine with the lime and orange juices just before serving. 
Nutritional information is created by online calculators so the figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg