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Thread: Pea Salad with Jicama, curry & almonds

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    Pea Salad with Jicama, curry & almonds

    Earlier I posted about Jicama Slaw and there were a few members who said they loved Jicama. I thought I would share the first recipe I ever used that introduced me to Jicama. (it reminds me a little bit of water chestnuts) It was from a 5-9 a day for better health article years back.

    Serves 4

    2 cups thawed petit peas
    1 cup peeled and chopped jicama
    1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped purple onion
    2 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted almonds
    1/4 cup light mayonnaise (I just use regular Miracle Whip)
    1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (I use regular)
    1 tsp mild curry powder
    pinch cayenne
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper

    1. Place thawed peas, jicama, onions and almonds in a bowl.

    2. Combine the mayo, yogurt, curry, cayenne, salt & pepper. Add to veggies and mix well. Yummy!

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    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing

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    I like everything in that salad. I have got to try it. Thanks for posting.
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    that sounds really good. Just put jicama on my shopping list.

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    I don't buy it very often so didn't know whether to buy the big one or small one.... I bought the big one so that's why I was searching out other recipes to use it up. Hope you enjoy the salad.

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    Jicama is one of my favorites. Great salad idea.

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    I might double the recipe to use up the whole Jicama Or make sticks and dip it in hummus. Thank you, it sounds like a good way to add fiber.
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    Question: Is jicama hot and spicy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ioftheneedle View Post
    Question: Is jicama hot and spicy?
    No, it is a crunchy veggie, similar to water chestnut only a tad sweet .... I'm sure there is something else similar someone can come up with? I just googled "how to describe the taste of jicama" and this is the reply... not edited for grammar.

    "Jicama is relative of the potato family and looks similar to a turnip or a large radish. The taste is best described as a cross between a water chestnut and an apple. Jicama can be eated raw or cooked and has a sweet, nutty flavor with a crisp texture that is retained if cooked only briefly."

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    Sounds yummy

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    Yumm! Sounds good!

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    Thank you!

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