Side Dishes - Phase 1 - Jicama-Black Bean Salad




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pearshape
07-24-2005, 03:10 PM
-1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
-2/3 C peeled and diced jicama
-1/2 celery stalk sliced thin
-1/4 C diced red pepper
-2 T chopped cilantro


Dressing:
-3 T olive oil
-1 T vinegar
-1 tsp mined garlic
-1/2 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp cayanne pepper
-1 tsp splenda ( or 1/2 packet)

Whisk dressing ingredients together then toss with the salad ingredients. Cover and let sit in fridge for at least one hour to blend flavors. Serves 3 as a side dish.

This is so good...and I don't even like cilantro but it works perfect here.


kyemom
07-25-2005, 01:56 PM
What is a Jicama??

pearshape
07-25-2005, 03:59 PM
It's a root vegetable but it's allowed on P1. It has a crispy light taste...sort of a cross between a turnip, a pear, and an apple. It's really refreshing and very low in calories. If you can't find it you can just increase the celery amount. I've had it both ways and like them both.


soon2Bfab
07-27-2005, 09:29 PM
Jicama..reminds me of an apple or a white potatoe. I made this without the red pepper (forgot!) & it was yummy!! I found my jicama next to the turnips. Thanks for the recipe

Lucky13
07-08-2006, 05:44 PM
awesome awesome awesome!!

I did not use the celery b/c DH doesn't like it, so I threw in yellow bell pepper instead and everyone really liked it.

I have some leftover so that makes me happy :)

Jicama is pretty good - i was really surprised at the mild flavor.

TwynnB
06-13-2010, 06:16 PM
I bought my first jicama today, can't wait to try it!!

Even though it's for lunch tomorrow, I HAD to try it tonight. YUM!! I thought while making it why there wasn't onion in it, but I'm enjoying it as is...although I will add in more beans :D.