How many times have you been invited to summer picnic and thought – “I wish I could whip up something different!” Well now is your chance…try a Jicama Citrus Salad!
Jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip in physical appearance, although the plants are not related. Jicama has been cultivated in South America for centuries, and the vegetable is quite popular in Mexican cuisine. Jicama has a unique flavor that lends itself well to salads, salsas, and vegetable platters. It is available at Price Chopper or Hannaford local grocery. Below is a recipe courtesy of Fort Hudson’s Culinary Chef, Gary Christensen. So be bold and try something different! Your salad will likely be “the hit of the party!”
3 peeled, cubed Jicama
4 oranges, peeled & diced remove seeds
8 oz. Red Grapes, cut in half
4 green onions (Scallions) chopped
¼ C Cilantro
1 Tbl. Lime juice
1 Tbl olive oil
2 Tbl. Sour cream or yogurt
Salt – to taste
Mix Jicama, oranges, onions, cilantro and chill 2 hours. Drain off juice and toss with lime juice, oil & sour cream just before serving. Salt to taste.