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.
(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!