Thursday, May 27, 2010
0 Recipe #114: Asian Jicama Slaw
This refreshing jicama slaw is not your usual "slaw" recipe. It's spicy & sweet, and is quite a treat. :) Jicama, also known as the Yambean or Mexican potato, has a crisp, clean flavor with a crunchy texture similar to that of water chestnuts or apples. It's also quite healthy for you: Jicama in rich in fiber, potassium, and Vitamins C & E. It's also low in sodium (only 5 mg. per cup) and contains zero fat & cholesterol. Due to its high-fiber content, it's a very filling selection and is often credited as natural "weight loss" food.
This jicama slaw makes an excellent accompaniment to foods served at a barbecue or picnic -- from juicy burgers and hotdogs to grilled chicken and vegetable kebabs. Jicama slaw also goes exceptionally well with spicy Mexican dishes like fajitas or burritos, Asian stir-fries, or Mediterranean/Middle Eastern foods.
You can either serve it plain, or add some of the optional ingredients below. It's particularly good mixed with cold noodles.
This is what we're having for dinner tonight. :)
Asian Jicama Slaw
1 c. cooked chow mein noodles, cooled to room temperature
1/2 c. cucumber, stripe-peeled and cut into matchsticks/cubes (about 1/2 large cucumber)
1/2 c. avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 1/2 large avocado)