Monday, May 19, 2014

Lime & Jicama Salad

Sweet, tangy, spicy, crunchy.
Low calorie too.
A great fresh salad that is different from the rest. 
OK.. so maybe it doesn't photograph so well but it tastes great.
Maybe some slivers of fresh red bell pepper would be a pretty addition. 

Serves 2-4

1 large Jicama, peeled, then shredded
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped/minced
1-2 limes, juiced
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Chili powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Peel the jicama... it's just easiest to use a paring knife to trim the skin off.  I've tried using a peeler, but it's very thick and fibrous, so it doesn't work as easy as you'd like.

I used a madoline to cut mine into thin strips, but you could use a grater, or a paring knife to cut into very thin matchsticks.

Squeeze with a lime, or two, add the chopped cilantro, and the minced jalapeno.  Sprinkle with cumin, and chili powder.  Toss to coat, add a teaspoon of olive oil, if desired.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.

Serve with any Mexican food, or just as a low calorie, crunchy side dish for soup and a sandwich.

Need some other Mexican salads?  What about these?

Lemon, Onion and Cucumber Salad 
Mexican Chilled Prawn Salad
Southwestern Edamame Salad
Spicy Coleslaw

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