Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mexican Slaw

Just like MizFit, I find it hard to actually use my jicama for anything other than a snack. When I had egg rolls in mind, I actually had to postpone making them as the first one I bought mysteriously disappeared before I had a chance to make it! I was very intrigued by the idea of using jicama as rice (thanks Gina!). But I had something else in mind given its crisp, juicy texture.

Perfect for a summer side dish, I decided to try out a Mexican Slaw, with the jicama taking the place of the traditional cabbage. What turned out was a simple side dish that was very refreshing-- an excellent addition to a picnic or bbq on a hot summer day!

Mexican Slaw

I forgot to actually write down a recipe when I made this, but here's what I did. Cut half of a medium-sized jicama into chunks and run through food processor. (I just put it in the bowl with the normal blade, but I bet you could grate it as well) Add desired amount of black beans, diced red and green peppers, corn (fresh or defrosted frozen). For a 'dressing' I kept it simple with freshly squeezed lime juice, Daregal Fresh Frozen cilantro, scant 1T canola oil, salt and pepper. Toss this all together, taste, and adjust it to your taste. I'm sure a squeeze of hot sauce would've worked well, but I didn't think of it at the time!

26 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

The combination of jicama with beans, peppers and corn sounds excellent and very refreshing with the lime juice!

Rosiecat said...

You do love your jicama! Nigella Lawson has an interesting recipe in her book Nigella Express in which she uses jicama in a delectable-sounding Mexican salad. The original recipe called for chicken, but I used black beans instead. I also used green apples instead of jicama, an option Nigella suggests. But whatever: despite all my substitutions, it was delicious! I should let your post inspire me to try a jicama version :-)

Yay for salads!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Jicama rice? How fun!

Erica said...

This looks awesome! I am loving using it in salads! I need to branch out :)

Allyson said...

I have been wanting to try jicama for quite a while now and this post did it! I'll be picking one up this weekend for sure.

Joanne said...

This sounds truly delicious. I don't like mayo so I love finding slaws that don't use it. All of the flavors in this are some of my favorites.

Annie said...

Ok am I the only one who has never heard of it before?
Well it sounds delicious whatever it is!!! :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

it sounds real delish~~~ I need to try jicama!! :D

Maria said...

The slaw looks great! I love jicama!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks great! Especially with all those other goodies like the beans and peppers.

MizFit said...

and yeah.
with all my vows Im still stuck in the jicama sticks for snacks stage.

(this comment brought to you by the letter S)

Adam said...

Speaking of Greek yogurt, how about a Greek Slaw? I think that would be really cool, slaw head :)

Yeah sorry I had to get all doctor like with the alignment thing, it kinda comes with the territory. If you ever have any questions let me know :)

Elra said...

Delicious and helathy, perfect combo!

Sagan said...

Ooh yum! I don't like cabbage so I never eat slaw but this sounds good.

pigpigscorner said...

I still want to try that jicama!

Kerstin said...

What a creative side dish! It looks very tasty!

Bec said...

it looks amazing!

biz319 said...

Hot sauce always makes it better! :D

Love jicama - now I want some!

Annie said...

Thanks for the info... I will have to try it. :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Mmm beautiful! I love this flave combo! Bookmarked!

Maria said...

Love your slaw!

Emily said...

What a fabulous idea! I bet this was refreshing.

Cate O'Malley said...

Such a bright and colorful dish - yum!

Diana said...

GREAT idea. Definitely something that's healthy and could be used generously to bulk up a tasty Mexican meal! I am gonna have to stop being a wuss and buy a jicama. :)

Rosiecat said...

It's been so quiet around here this week! You've probably been busy--I hope all is well :-) And hopefully you're still eating!

Darius T. Williams said...

I love anything Mexican - and this ROCKS!

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