Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Orange and Jicima Salad

During my quasi-vacation, I researched lots of recipes, cooked lots of food, and took shoddy photos of the things that I cooked. I thought that was a wise way to spend my time, but today's experiences suggest that I should have been clawing my way up cliffs instead. I am dog tired- please enjoy another "sliced things on plates" salad.

Slice one small jicima. (about the size of a large apple) Alice Waters says to slice it into matchsticks, but what does she know? Make the slices as thin as you can be bothered to. Section two oranges- it is vitally important that the oranges be very good oranges. If they are not, put some lime juice and salt on the jicima and call it a day. Arrange the oranges and jicima on a plate. Dress with orange juice from the sectioning, the juice of 1/2 lemon, olive oil, salt, cumin, and... what is that, cilantro? Yeah. Put some cilantro on there. Eat.


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with your salad recipes. I want to eat them, they are ideal for chunky people living in the tropics, but where the hell am I going to find jicima? I can't even hunt down beets. *SIGH* Now I really do have to get a garden going.

    How do you think beets will fare in the tropics?

  2. Sunset says that they fare well in H1. I was thinking that your complaint made no sense- you are drowning in wonderful fruits- but then I realized you need vegetables of questionable tastiness to offset the fruit. What vegetables are there?