Saturday, March 20, 2010

Yummy and Fresh

I have made this recipe two times now and I love it. This time of year I am so tired of the same old, same old veggies and salads. This is a refreshing change. It is easy to make and keeps for about a week in the fridge, if it lasts that long. The water content of the jicama and cucumber make this a very hydrating raw salad. It is so important to get as many raw veggies as you can, and this is a tasty way to do it.

If you have never used a jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah)before, give it a try. They are very crisp, watery and lightly sweet . Nutritionally, 1 cup of sliced jicama has a mere 46 calories, and 11g of carbohydrate (of which 6 huge grams are fiber) and 30% of the daily value for vitamin C.

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I hope you enjoy this. We are loving it!


Shyla said...

Oh, I just love Simply Recipes! She has delicious doable recipes that fit so many of our bills - some gluten free, some Colombian, some just plain homey, and all scrumptious! I'll have to try this one.


Joyfulmomofmany said...

Michelle, I have never tried jicama either~ looks like a yummy recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!


Camille said...

What a pretty looking salad! Thanks for sharing the great that it will last so long in the fridge too...wonderful! :)


Ellen said...

Michelle...are these usually available in the grocery store?
never heard of them before but this looks wonderful! :)