Monday, August 4, 2014

Jicama & Carrot Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is a fresh and easy salad that went really well with Kim's Salsa Turkey Burgers.  Jicama (or Mexican Turnip, pronounced: HIK-ka-ma) is a round starchy vegetable that, served by itself, does not have much flavor.  Jicama somewhat looks like a softball.  Fresh pineapple pieces, radish slices or apple pieces would be a wonderful addition to this salad as well.  This salad only has 54 calories per 1/2 cup serving and only 2.9 g of fat. 


1 TBS and 2 tsp fresh lime juice
3/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBS and 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil


1 lb. jicama, peeled and thinly sliced (match-stick size)
2 - 3 large carrots, shredded
3 TBS minced cilantro
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, cumin and salt.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Set aside.

For the salad, in a large bowl, toss together the jicama, carrot, cilantro and jalapeno pepper.  Add the dressing and toss to coat.  Chill until ready to serve.

Serves 6



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