1 mango, thinly sliced
1 jicama, peeled and cut into batons
1/2 cup chamoy (see Cook's Note)
2 tablespoons tajin spice blend, plus more for sprinkling (see Cook's Note)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Several dashes hot sauce
Tamarind candies, for decorating
Chamoy is to Mexico what miso is to Japan. This umami-spiked condiment made from pickled fruits will flavor anything from jicama to nachos. It existed in China before arriving in Mexico in the early 1600s, but didn't gain popularity until the 1990s. Tajín is another popular seasoning in Mexico. It's a spice blend made with chile peppers, salt and dehydrated lime juice. While not very spicy, tajín packs a flavorful punch! Both chamoy and tajín can be found in most Mexican grocery stores or easily ordered online.