Jicama Salad

June 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Vegan Recipes | 3 Comments
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Summer is here (well, not technically, but it definitely already feels like summer)! I’m determined to eat more salads over the summer, and this was a fun start. I found a jicama at the store the other day, and while I’ve eaten jicama once or twice, I’d never made anything with jicama before. So, I had fun concocting this salad!

Jicama Salad

  • about 1/8 of a jicama, peeled and diced
  • 2 yellow tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small package smoked tofu, diced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • dashes of dill, paprika, powdered ginger, salt, and anything else to taste
  • (I may have added just a tiny dash of dijon mustard, and maybe even a little agave nectar too…. but I can’t remember for sure)

Mix the diced veggies and pine nuts in a salad bowl. In a blender, combine the olive oil, orange juice, vinegar, herbs, and whatever other seasonings you want to add. Pour the dressing over the salad, and serve! (Just a note, this salad doesn’t save well in the refrigerator, since the salad dressing hardens in the refrigerator. If you don’t think you can eat it all in one sitting, you could keep the salad and dressing in separate containers–i.e., don’t mix them in the same bowl– and then bring the dressing to room temperature to de-congeal before serving it again.)

Anyways, my big summer food plans are:

  • eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies
  • make up lots of salad recipes, and salad dressings
  • buy an ice cream maker and make lots of vegan ice cream
  • make lots of flavored iced teas and lemonades
  • make up some new veggie burger recipes

Yeah summer!!!

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