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How to Make Guatemala Chojin Salad!

Field Report by Operation Blessing

GUATEMALA — Hola! Welcome to beautiful Guatemala. Today, Geraldina will show us how to make the delicious and flavorful classic, Guatemala Chojin salad. This recipe features a unique ingredient: pork rinds! When crushed up, the pork rinds add a tasty crunch to this colorful dish. Combined with peppery radishes, juicy tomatoes, and peppermint, this unique salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Start by chopping up all your vegetables. If you like, you can add onion for some extra flavor. Then, crush up your pork rinds. Geraldina used a mortar and pestle, but you can also put the rinds in a plastic baggie and crush it with a rolling pin. Kids will love smashing up the crunchy pork rinds! Once everything is ready, add it all to a large bowl and mix together. Add your peppermint, lemon or lime juice, and salt, and you’re almost done! It’s important to let the salad sit for at least 30 minutes to let all of the flavors mix together. All done! Serve with soft tortillas or crunchy chips.

Because of your love, families in Guatemala are being fed through Operation Blessing’s hunger relief programs. You are providing food packages and life-changing microenterprises for families who struggle to put food on the table. If you enjoyed this Guatemala Chojin salad recipe be sure to get a copy of our free summer recipes booklet mailed to you at no charge! Thank you for your incredible support to feed the hungry in Latin America and around the world!

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