Jicama Salad

Organic jicama is now becoming more available and so we are starting to stock it whenever we can. But honestly most of us are not that familiar with this forlorn brown root. What do we do with it? Fear not we are here to shed some light on the poor little jicama and I promise, you will thank us.

Forlorn Brown Root

Forlorn Brown Root

 

Jicama salad is very light and refreshing and full of veggies that even the kids will love. It is quick and easy and is a great summertime side dish. 

Jicama Salad

1  jicama
2  carrots
1 cup red onion, finely sliced
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
1 tomato
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of cayenne
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Chop all of the vegetables and mix. In a separate bowl combine the lime juice, vinegar, honey, and olive oil. Whisk and add to salad. It is best to let this salad marinate for at least a half hour or longer before serving.