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In my last blog, I shared the health benefits of guava. Our wonderful neighbor brings us bags full almost every other day of guavas during this time of year. Not wanting to waste this bountiful gift, I found myself trying different guava recipes. I’d like to share some with you.

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Guava Ginger Herbal Tea


1 ripe guava, peeled and sliced
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
2 cups water
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

  1. In a saucepan, combine the guava slices, ginger, and water.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  3. Strain the liquid into a teapot or mugs.
  4. Add honey to sweeten, if desired, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a zesty kick.
  5. Enjoy this guava ginger herbal tea as a soothing beverage, perfect for relaxation or as a comforting remedy for digestion.

Guava Ginger Green Tea


1 ripe guava, peeled and sliced
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
1 green tea bag
2 cups hot water
Honey or sweetener of choice (optional)

  1. Place the guava slices and ginger in a teapot.
  2. Add the green tea bag.
  3. Pour hot water over the ingredients and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bag and strain the tea to remove guava and ginger pieces.
  5. Sweeten with honey if desired.
  6. Enjoy this refreshing guava ginger green tea!

    Guava Mint Herbal Tea


    2 ripe guavas, peeled and diced
    A handful of fresh mint leaves
    1 black tea bag or herbal tea of your choice
    2 cups hot water
    Lemon slices for garnish (optional)

    1. In a teapot, combine diced guavas and mint leaves.
    2. Place the tea bag in the pot.
    3. Pour hot water over the ingredients and let it steep for 5-7 minutes.
    4. Remove the tea bag and strain the tea.
    5. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.
    6. Enjoy the aromatic and flavorful guava mint herbal tea!

    Guava Salsa


    2 ripe guavas, peeled and diced
    1/2 red onion, finely chopped
    1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 lime, juiced
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1. In a bowl, combine the diced guavas, chopped red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.
    2. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the mixture and gently toss until everything is well combined.
    3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
    4. Allow the salsa to sit for about 10-15 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
    5. Serve this guava salsa as a  topping for grilled chicken or fish, or as a dip with tortilla chips.


    Guava Glazed Chicken Skewers


    1 pound chicken breast, cut into cubes
    2 ripe guavas, peeled and mashed
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon grated ginger
    Wooden skewers, soaked in water

    1. In a bowl, mix mashed guava, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger to create the marinade.
    2. Thread the chicken cubes onto the soaked skewers and place them in a shallow dish.
    3. Pour the guava marinade over the chicken skewers, ensuring they are well-coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    4. Grill the skewers until the chicken is cooked through, basting with the marinade for added flavor.
    5. Serve these guava glazed chicken skewers with rice or your favorite side dishes.
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