This is another recipe from Color Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
The recipe I chose is...
Jicama Slaw Pg. 175
Now, I'd never had jicama before. I do remember having talked to someone in a grocery store about it. She had this big brown ball hanging out in her cart, and I simply had to ask her what it was. She told me that it was jicama, and it goes very well in salads. She said it's a refreshing, crispy root vegetable and it's amazing.
So, two years later, I finally found a recipe that made jicama look delicious. It's basically a vegetable FIESTA.
Here's a picture of the delicious produce, just waiting to be thrown together in gloriousity....
The jicama is the giant brown ball on the right.
For this recipe, I peeled the skin off the jicama and then cut it up into matchstick-sized pieces.
Then, as with all good recipes, you combine this fabulous, crispy, light, excellent vegetable with a bunch of other delicious vegetables to create a...
FIESTA OF DELICIOUSNESS X 10THOUSAND
This is about 3 pounds worth of shredded or chopped veggies. Carrots, cabbage, jicama, and cilantro (eee! favorite!) are all hanging out in this huge bowl. Awesome.
I freaked out with excitement and ate a few jicama slices....
It looks like a mess, but it smelled DIVINE.
In the end, I slapped some of this dressing on my pile o' veggies and created...
JICAMA SLAW: THE BEST 3 LB VEGGIE FIESTA ON THE PLANET!!!!
YEAH! I ATE IT WITH GLEE!
Ease of preparation: 3/5
There's no actual cooking involved, but there's a hell of a lot of chopping and slicing and peeling going on in this recipe.
It tastes like a very good, unconventional salad. It's nothing particularly special, except for the fact that jicama isn't a common veggie in many dishes so it's interestingly odd.
Basically just looks like a colorful salad / coleslaw / veggie-fiesta!