Monday, June 21, 2010

Cilantro Lime Jicama Salad

Jicama is a fresh, crunchy vegetable. It's very light and great for summer. You can add it to green salads to add an apple-like crunch, cut into matchsticks for a veggie tray, or eat it as a side dish in itself, like in the recipe below!
This is an easy, basic salad and easy to embellish. I've made it with tahini for a creamier dressing - or try it with hummus for a milder taste (tahini has somewhat bitter flavor).

1 jicama
Approx. 2 Tbsp. lime juice, or to taste
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
sea salt to taste

Cut jicama into cubes or julienne. Toss with the lime juice and add the cilantro and salt. Mix together.
Variation: Add about 1 cup of cooked black beans for another option!


The DeL Sisters said...

Yum, this salad looks like just the thing for summer! You all are the ones who got us to try jicama, we have not gotten our family members to eat it yet maybe some day:)

The DeL Sisters said...

Love the photo!!! Who took it?:) Was it Tara????

Just kidding, great job Kathryn!

Candida Cooking said...

Well, with Dad's limitations, we eat it year round, but it definitely does go better with warm weather - it's cool and fresh and crunchy!

Haha, no, I took the photo, thank you very much! :-) I like it myself, actually...

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