21 April 2011

Jicama-Pineapple Salad

Again, I pilfered a recipe. Krista posted this today, and I couldn't get to the store fast enough.  So, after the gym, I did. 
I was going to post this tomorrow, but I just ate some of this for a "dessert" (I am semi-hungry and still have 8 pts. left for the day), and it was SO GOOD I couldn't wait to post. 

My mom used to eat jicama like it was an apple.  She'd try to get my sister and I to enjoy it like she did, but what did I want with a vegetable that was like a fruit that was sort-of-tasteless, when there were Ranch Doritos around? 
Maybe too much cilantro, but it was perfect for me!

So, it's been a while since me and jicama have hooked up.  And, I won't wait so long again.  If you look past what a task peeling the bad boy is, jicama really is an interesting legume.
Combine jicama with my favorite fruit--fresh pineapple--some cilantro and fresh lime juice and the result is a fresh, crispy, sweet, mild, citrusy, springy treat. 

I am a baby with spice, so I didn't include a pepper like Krista did--so feel free to ramp up the heat with your own tweaks.

Jicama-Pineapple Salad
(adapted from Krista at Guerilla Gourmet)
1/2 fresh cut pineapple (chop it up)
1/4 ~ of a jicama (after peeling and chopping up)
Cilantro (I think I used about 1/4 C)
Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lime

Mix together.  Let sit (I can't wait to try this tomorrow!!). Eat.  Feel free to salt to taste.  Me? I thought it was perfect. 

Servings?  Who cares, eat the whole friggen bowl if you want to!  Get this:  0 POINTS!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And it is DELICIOUS!!!

Thanks again Krista--this recipe ROCKS!


  1. I have never tried jicama, but I think you've inspired me to try. I can't wait to make this.

  2. This sounds delicious! I love all the ingredients but would have never thought of combining them that way. I can't wait to try it! How long do you think it would keep if I make a whole bunch?

  3. It has gotten better as it has sat longer, but it has also gotten a bit more acidic and the cilantro wilted. Maybe a week? Seriously, it is so light and refreshing, you'll want to eat it before a week is up though!!


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