Apparently some of you are fans of the vegetable of the week posts. So, this is for you!
Drum roll, please...
And the vegetable of the week is...jicama!
I can't say it's the most attractive looking thing, but this is what it looks like:
It's even more attractive when it's peeled.
It looks like a gigantic onion. Barf.
Good thing it doesn't taste like an onion!!! In fact, it has the texture of an apple/pear but it's not sweet at all. I really like it! And I really like the fact that it's fibrous. Bonus!
Since I've never really cooked with jicama, I decided my safest bet was to make a salad.
So, I cut the jicama into halves and then quarters, and chopped it up.
For this particular salad, I used half of the jicama. And then I added some romaine lettuce, tomatoes, mangoes, and walnuts. For the dressing, I squeezed in some lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
I would also recommend adding garbanzo beans to this salad! Maybe next time.
Have you tried jicama? What's your favorite way of eating it?