Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

Lighten up for summer with this cool Jicama Salad with a tasty Asian Vinaigrette.  I'm so in the mood for lighter recipes now that summer has started to arrive.  We tend to grill out a lot and I like simple recipes to compliment the main course.  I'm sure some of you have heard of this vegetable but for those that haven't, Jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible tuber that resembles a turnip in physical appearance, although the plants are not related.  How's that for a definition?  I didn't make that up but it can be found at this link if you want to learn more.  All you really need to know is this is one fantastic recipe!

I love the crunch it adds to salads and have it be a new added addition to your veggie platter - the other veggies will thank you!


Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 4 cups
  • 1 medium peeled jicama diced into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 large red pepper diced into ~1/4" cubes
  • 1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 2 green onions sliced (green parts only)
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted silvered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a medium bowl combine the jicama, red pepper, oranges, and green onions
  2. In a small shakeable container combine the ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Shake until well mixed
  3. Pour over salad and mix well
  4. Top with silvered onions
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until served
  6. Keeps for several days
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Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

Bring some along on your next picnic!

Jicama Salad with Asian Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

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  1. Wow! That is so neat. I've never tried jicama, but now I really want to!!

  2. This salad is so perfect for the season!! The dressing sounds awesome!

  3. I've only had jicama a few times and I loved it. I'm not sure why I haven't had it more often?! This may just be the kick in the pants to have it soon! :) This looks absolutely delicious, Deb!

  4. This salad looks delicious! I am curious about jicama.. never tried it!

  5. I haven't tried jicama either. You're a groundbreaker here, Deb! ;) This is really a beautiful salad.

  6. This looks like an awesome salad! and that dressing sounds fabulous!

  7. I think jicama is underrated -- I really love it because it's so crisp and crunchy! This salad looks like such a nice, refreshing side dish!

  8. I love learning about other cultures and ingredients that are used. This looks amazing!


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