Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jícama Salad

When I visited my local farmers market I found Jicama and thought I will give it a try. It is an ugly looking root vegetable. After a little bit of research I found that it is used quite a lot in salads. I was skeptical and did not think I could eat this raw. But once you cut into it you realize why it is used so much in salads. Although the outsides are hard the insides are tender and juicy. It tastes like pears but not so sweet. Give it a try and you will be amazed - I was...

- 1 jicama
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red bell pepper (You can use any and all colors)
- 1 orange pealed and segmented
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves finely chopped

Dressing: (adjust to taste)
- juice of 2 lemons
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- salt

1. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for dressing and keep it aside.
2. Cut all the vegetables to bit size pieces. Wash them and pat them dry
3. Now in the serving bowl add the dressing, oranges and vegetables. Toss them well. Finally add the chopped cilantro and give it a mix
4. Refrigerate the salad until you are ready to serve.

The salad with lemon and jicama is crisp and tangy.

Sending this recipe to veg inspirations -healthy salad event.

This recipe also finds its way to Serve Me Some Salad hosted by Maduri



This is such a simple and delicious salad, loved the use of jicama in it!

Thanks for sharing this healthy salad with the Healthy Inspirations event...

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