Thursday, June 07, 2012

Summer Strawberry Jicama Slaw

Summer Strawberry Jicama Slaw

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped small (not fine)
  • 1 cup jicama, julienned
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1/4 c finely minced mint leaves
  • salt, tiny pinch
  • champagne vinegar, 1 tsp
  • (optional) 1 small jalapeno pepper, finely minced
  • (optional) 3 Tb toasted pumpkin seeds
Toss ingredients and serve at room temperature - the crispy sweet jicama makes a delicious counterpoint to the sweeter and more tender berries, with a little acid from lime/vinegar to punch it up, and complemented by the mint & spicy jalapeno pepper.

BONUS: Turn this slaw into a salsa by chopping up the strawberries & jicama into smaller bits and adding half a chopped red onion and two pressed garlic cloves.

SUBSTITUTIONS: if you can't find jicama, substitute cabbage for a slaw, or cucumber (no seeds, please!) for the salsa or a chunky salad.

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