Sunday, April 26, 2009

Simple and Delicious Jicama Salad

You simply have to try this recipe. It's not even really a recipe it is just so simple.. but this is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. You'll agree with me if you like jicama. It's a root that looks like a turnip but is sweet and tastes a little bit like an apple or pear. It's very light and crunchy and refreshing.

Start by peeling. To peel a jicama root, a little apple or cucumber peeler isn't really strong enough so use a knife. Once you get all the peel and thin underlying coarseness off, dice up the jicama. Squeeze fresh lime juice over it and toss with freshly chopped cilantro. If you don't like cilantro, you could leave it out and it will still taste good. If you like, serve with some fresh, ripe avocado slices for texture contrast. So delicious..