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lindsey-lou's jicama salad 
Aug. 21, 2012 9:22 am 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2012 7:17 pm
this was DELISH!  it's crunchy and bright, juicy and sweet.  i classify it is a delightful option for paleo proponents, and if you're leaning that way, you'll be interested to know that although jicama is technically a "tuber," most paleo writers say the root itself is "safe" to eat.  (i should add, tho' i am NOT strictly paleo, and less so the more i read, i am definitely incorporating a lot of the "clean" principles into our everyday diet.  and LOVING it...)

i served it alongside beer marinated pork tenderloin (yes, from here, and post coming soon!), but was perfectly happy to eat a bowl of it for lunch the next day.

you'll find more photos on our family blog, 

you can find the recipe here.  go.  click.  make it.  you'll hug me.

(disclaimer: we couldn't find Thai chiles, so at the advice of our produce guy, we used 2 jalapenos.  we also added fresh orange and lime zest and juiced the lime instead of a lemon, just because it's what we had.  if you ask me, the zest perfected the dish.  hubby advised me to "pick up a fire hydrant on the way home" as it was a wee bit spicy for him.  for the rest of us, it was perfect.)
jicama salad from lindsey-lou
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fresh lime juice for dressing
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fresh oranges - florida summer
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Aug. 22, 2012 5:31 pm
I love Jicama! I often use Serrano Chilies in place of Thai chilies. It helps that we have Serranos coming out our ears year round. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.
Aug. 22, 2012 7:17 pm
Your recipe looks delicious - saved. We also love jicama in salads. Your picture "fresh lime juice for dressing" is very cool! Thanks Superhotmama for posting and blogging.
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I'm a mom of five, one-time semi-finalist for The Next Food Network Star, now "focusing" on my photography business and home-educating our awesome growing chefs.
My favorite things to cook
garlic, sweets, and thai!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can still taste my grandma Margaret's fried peach pies, grandpa's tomatoes fresh and warm from the garden sun (eaten whole while standing at the kitchen window)... Grandma Rose's five cheese macaroni and marinated hearts of palm. Now we're making our own traditions with dad's jalapeno mac n' cheese and my son's made-from-scratch-with-no-recipe pie crust (and any filling that strikes his fancy!).
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook at all! Learning to love chicken even when I've held it raw. Enjoying bananas and brussels sprouts! Teaching my kiddos to cook and letting them experiment, without my input, to create their own masterpieces.
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The ginormous bowl of tuna pasta salad (which I detest!) which got pitched directly after I made it, on a pregnancy-induced-craving whim... the "vinegar and sour cream" crock-pot chicken I made my new husband of two weeks, which he couldn't choke down!
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