Real Girl’s Kitchen: Jicama, melon and mango beachside skewers

I just got home from a week-long vacation with my mom, sister and my precious little nephew, Luca. So much has been happening in all of our lives that it had been a couple years since we took some time away together. It was pure bliss. It was Luca’s (he’s 4 months old now) first vacation out of the country and he was so cute in all of his sun protection gear! We swam, read books (I finally finished the third Fifty Shades of Grey book!), played dominoes, drank margaritas, laughed with each other and ate amazing, authentic Mexican food. Other than the three paparazzi boats that were permanently docked outside of our room, we couldn’t have dreamed up a better getaway.

Beachside skewer recipe by Haylie Duff for PattiKnows

We stayed at the St. Regis in Punta Mita and this dish was inspired by my favorite beach-side snack. Each day around three in the afternoon, one of the staff (our buddies Antonio and Reyes!) would pass out these little cups of honeydew melon and jicama on the ends of toothpicks. They were soaked in fresh lime juice and, as I bit in to these little bites of heaven, I knew I had to post the recipe. Something this simple and tasty deserves to be shared.


  • Wooden skewers
  • Jicama
  • Melon
  • Mango
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Spicy chili or cayenne pepper seasoning (they used a seasoning called Tajin and of course I had to come home with a bottle of it)
  • Sea salt


Slide a cube of each on to the skewers. Douse them in fresh lime juice and shower with seasoning and a pinch of salt.

More Real Girl’s Kitchen skewer combination ideas:

Jicama, apple, peach, melon, honeydew melon, mango, radish, avocado — the possibilities are endless!