Sunday, February 22, 2009
Heck of a Jicama Salad
Yield: 4 servings
1 medium jicama root, peeled and sliced into thick matchsticks
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 limes, juiced
2 hearts romaine, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, a handful of leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, eyeball it in the palm of your hand
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
Freshly ground black pepper
Place jicama in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and sugar, and add the juice of 1 lime. Let jicama stand 15 minutes. While jicama softens, work on the rest of your meal.
Arrange romaine on a serving plate. Top romaine with jicama. Juice 1 lime into a small bowl, add cilantro and cumin. Whisk in extra-virgin olive oil in a slow stream. Pour dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper.