It’s not everyday you see a bit of Jicama on your plate.
Or in the food store or farmer’s market, for that matter.
But, I’ve recently fallen in love with it.
Ya see, while I was out in San Diego speaking at BlogHer Conference this past summer, there was a fabulous spread of these cute lil’ white sticks (jicama).
Let’s just say I devoured them. They were so refreshing and incredible.
Now, I’ve had jicama before but just as a mere topping on a salad, not eaten alone with hummus or salsa.
Well, move over zucchini because I’ve gotta new love.
Enter the pearly white jicama.
So mildly sweet yet perfectly satisfying when added to just about any dish.
But I choose to eat it alone.
I mean, why not, right?
It’s easy to create a fun jicama recipe.
Just like I did.
An easy, peasy vegan recipe.
Jicama’s easy to chop up and serve with a side of guacamole, black bean dip, hummus, Greek yogurt or salsa.
Or you can simply sprinkle it with a touch of ground cinnamon, ground flax seeds and lemon juice.
Is your mouth watering yet?
This my friends is almost perfection.
I say almost because I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever tasted perfection.
But this is surely pretty darn close.
Believe me, it’s worth a trip to the specialty market or Whole Foods Market to pick up one of these babies.
Skin it, slice it and bite it.
So crunchy. So fun.
It’s a finger food, which I love.
I swear I could eat every meal with my hands…
Jicama Sticks with Spicy Cinnamon Dressing
Gluten-Free and Vegan
- 5 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 extra ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1/4 cup rice milk
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 large jicama, peeled, and sliced into 1/2 inch ‘french fry’ like sticks
- In a food processor, combine mint, flax seeds, avocado, almond butter, rice milk, sea salt and cinnamon; pulse until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl for dipping.
- In a large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar and cayenne pepper; mix well. Add jicama; gently toss to combine until jicama is well coated with balsamic mixture.
- Arrange balsamic coated jicama sticks on a serving platter. Serve with Spicy Cinnamon Dressing.