Jicama Salad

Ingredients:

  • jicama
  • sweet red onion
  • yellow bell pepper
  • green jalapeño
  • ripe red jalapeños
  • dates
  • golden hominy
  • fresh sage
  • peppermint

To prevent oxidation the cut jicama was soaked in water and vinegar until ready to use.

I changed my mind about using sweet corn and used golden hominy instead.

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

jicama salad

 

Cilantro would have been a perfectly appropriate ingredient in the salad but I decided to use fresh sage instead. Fresh sage doesn’t taste anything like the dried sage in your spice cabinet. It has a hint of mintiness. In fact, if you have grown your own sage you may have noticed that it has a square stem like other plants in the mint family.

jicama salad

 

I decided to go ahead and use peppermint as well, but since Faye doesn’t care for mint I only added it to my portion.

jicama salad

jicama salad



 


10 thoughts on “Jicama Salad

    1. I tried growing jicama this year. Just about every seed I planted germinated, but I think there is only one vine left that survived. I knew they needed a real long growing season so I started them indoors in January or February, I must have put them out too soon when the weather was too cool. I won’t get any jicama from the one survivor but I will be happy if I get a lot of vine because it can be made into a natural pesticide called rotenone. I’m going to try growing Jicama again next year and make sure the vines are well along and the weather is hot before I put them out.

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