A few days before the reboot program ended, I started to think about what to post next. I was overwhelmed with the amount of new recipes we tried over a short period of time.
During the 15 days of only eating, blending, and juicing fruits and vegetables, we tried over fifty new recipes. So, I decided to sort them and to keep my favorite ones.
Most of the ingredients suggested on the program were easy to find. A few of them were only seasonal, and I had to replace them with something else. However, there were other ingredients I had never heard of before.
The latest discovered for me was Jicama ( HIK-
This is a simple and easy raw salad that can be prepared ahead of time. There were days on the program we could come up with our own combination of ingredients, this was a fast one to prepare. The beets and carrots complement the salad perfectly, making it beautiful and colorful.
Jicama Salad Recipe
- 2 cups jicama
- 2 cups beets
- 2 cups carrots
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. flax oil
- 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lime (about 1 lime)
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. coriander
- salt and pepper to taste
My personal preference is not to have the strong color from the beets to take over the salad. Using two separate bowls, place the jicama and carrots in one, and the beets in another.
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, flax oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Add the salad dressing into both vegetable bowls. Gently mix the salad dressing in the jicama and carrots, and do the same with the beets.
To plate it, first place the arugula on the plate, then add the jicama, carrots, and beets on top of it. Add more salad dressing if necessary.
Enjoy this refreshing and nutritional combination anytime. During the cold days, combine this salad with your favorite bowl of soup!
Last week, a few days before our reboot program ended, I started to get a cold. Thankfully, it only lasted two days. My amazing neighbor brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers to cheer me up. This was my sunshine on a cloudy wintry day here in Colorado. Isn’t this flower beautiful?
Have you discovered a “new” ingredient lately? How are you using it?