Recipe: Jicama Slaw
Cooking with Gloria
A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) used raw in salads and as crudités or cooked in stews. Also called Mexican turnip, yam bean. is crisp, juicy, and sadly underused in much of the country. It's popular in the Southwest and throughout Mexico, and you also find it in many Asian dishes. Peel the tuber's thin skin to reveal the white flesh, which tastes good and adds crunch to this versatile, colorful slaw slaw
n. Chiefly Southern U.S.
Noun 1. slaw - basically shredded cabbage
salad - food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of .
1 to 1-1/2 pounds thin-skinned jicamas, peeled and cut into julienne ju·li·enne
Consommé or broth garnished with long thin strips of vegetables.
adj. also ju·li·enned
Cut into long thin strips: julienne potatoes; julienned pork.
1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into julienne
1 orange bell pepper, cut into julienne
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper black pepper
Perennial, woody climbing vine (Piper nigrum) of the family Piperaceae, native to India; also, the hotly pungent spice made from its berries.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil olive oil, pale yellow to greenish oil obtained from the pulp of olives by separating the liquids from solids. Olive oil was used in the ancient world for lighting, in the preparation of food, and as an anointing oil for both ritual and cosmetic purposes.
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
To make the slaw, in a large bowl, toss together the jicama, bell peppers, and cilantro.
For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, whisk, and pour over the slaw. Toss, and serve immediately.
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