Monday, September 21, 2009

A Day of Good Eats Part II - Appetizer

I've never had jicama before and I wasn't sure what to expect. It kind of tastes like an apple, potato, and a good way :) The orange in the salad though really makes all the flavors come out nicely. This was a tasty and refreshing appetizer. I think it will be a really good thing to make in the summer when it's too hot to do much. The only thing I would do differently is marinade the jicama longer.

Jicama and Orange Salad Ingredients

  • 1 Jicama - roughly 1lb
  • 3 Oranges
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • Salt

Cut up the jicama in the small pieces.

Cut an orange in half and squeeze the juice of the orange over the jicama making sure you coat everything well.

Add a little salt and the lime juice and then marinade for as long as you'd like.

Right before you're going to eat it, cut up the other 2 oranges and add them to the bowl

Also add in your cilantro.

Mix together and enjoy!



LinnyMay said...

I've never heard of Jicama - what kind of flavor/texture does it have? It looks like kolhrabi (the stuff grandpa grows). I wonder if it could be substituted??