12/29/11

Jicama Salad


Pachyrhizus erosu.  It sounds rather exotic and strange, but most of know it by it's other name; Jicama.  The sorta-sweet vegetable that looks like a white turnip and tastes more like an.... apple?  Green beans?  Sugar Peas?  Yeah.  That.

I didn't 'discover' jicama's until I had a strange white, crunchy 'something' in a salad at a restaurant and later when I finally bought them myself, realized this is what I had.  I loved them.   Although I don't have them on hand all the time, I use them quite a bit when my husband and I do a cleansing 'low carb' way of eating.  They are so delicious and versatile. 



Jicama Salad 
For each person eating have this approximate amount of ingredients per person;

2 cups ripped romaine lettuce pieces
1/4 c jicama sticks, peeled and cut into match-stick-size pieces or diced
1/4 c halved red seedless grapes
1/2 c fully cooked diced or cubed chicken
2 T cashew pieces
2 T red wine vinaigrette salad dressing

Combine all ingredients but the dressing and when ready to serve, pour red wine vinaigrette salad dressing evenly over salad ingredients.
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