Carrot-and-Jicama Salad

 Posted by on October 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm  appetizers, salads, SALADS, VEGETARIAN  Add comments
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In my childhood, there was no such word as ‘jicama’. And we never heard about this vegetable. When I first discovered jicama, I was very impressed, how this vegetable changed salads and salsas for good. So I started my cooking experiments with the native Mexican ‘yam bean’.

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I made a delightful mango and jicama salad, garnished with it vegan tapas meatballs, added a diced root to my homemade salsa – all these dishes had a great success thanks to the jicama. And, finally, I prepared my childhood adored carrot salad, and I made it with a new twist – the jicama.

Kids will love this salad. Well… adults will love it too. It is creamy, it is crunchy, it is sweet, and it is juicy.

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Like in my childhood, I used sour cream for the dressing. Greek yogurt or a mixture of sour cream and plain yogurt will work great as well. If you want a really sweet salad (say, a salad for a dessert for kids), you may try vanilla or lemon yogurt. I don’t know how good it will be, but my guess, it will be an interesting combination for kid’s salad. And remember, vitamin A (carrots) likes fatty stuff (sour cream).

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Instructions:

Grate the carrots and jicama using a julienne cut in a ‘mandoline’ type grater or a coarse grater.

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In a bowl mix all the ingredients.

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Print Recipe
Carrot-and-Jicama Salad
Author: Nina Phomina
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrots and jicama using a julienne cut in a ‘mandoline’ type grater or a coarse grater.
  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients.

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