Monday, October 11, 2010

Jicama

Jicama is a popular street food in Mexico. It is usually chopped into strips and served in a plastic bag with fresh lemon juice drizzled over it and a generous sprinkling of chili powder. You'll generally find it at fruit stands or you might have it handed up to your bus seat at a filling station. I loved jicama served this way and I often serve it as an appetizer at a party...I think that it looks so beautiful with it's white flesh sprinkled with chili powder.

If you 've never used jicama before all you need to do is peel off the papery brown skin to get to the pear like white flesh inside. Don't be scared to try something new. Pick up a Jicama next time you go to the store and try it the traditional way... or you might want to try it in this salad. It is a great way to incorporate this wonderful vegetable into a family meal.

Orange-Jicama Salad

1 medium jicama (3 cups chopped)
4 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup red onion
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt

Mix jicama, orange and onion in a small bowl. Combine remaining and pour over salad. Mix well and chill for several hours. This salad is especially good if you allow it to chill overnight. Mix several times while chilling.



Photo at top from Wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious and super easy- I love jicama!

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  2. I love jicama, but I've never bought it b/c I never took the time to check out how to use it. Thanks for sharing and also the recipe looks yummy!

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