Summer is the perfect time to eat lighter and healthier salads so when hubby brought home a jicama, I decided to try it in a new salad recipe. A jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible tuber that looks like a turnip but has the crispness of a pear. When choosing one from the produce department, select a small to medium one as they are sweeter than the larger variety.
This vegetable is popular in Mexican cuisine and the jicama‘s unique flavor is great in salads, salsas, and vegetable platters. Hubby read that they also inhibits the growth and spread of colon cancer to other areas of the body so I knew it would become a part of our regular diet.
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature
Summer Salad with Jicama and Pineappple
Juice of 1 lime or use bottled lime juice
1 medium jicama – julienned
1/3 cup of finely chopped cilantro or 1 crushed cube of Knorr’s cilantro
1 cup of fresh cubed pineapple
After washing and peeling the jicama, cut it julienne style and mix it together with the lime juice, chopped cilantro and the pineapple chunks in a large bowl. Refrigerate an hour then serve – quick, easy, and nutritious!
I also checked online and found some other great recipes so I am looking forward to trying jicama in different dishes each week.
have you tried any new foods lately?
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