Its spring time and that means more time spent outdoors soaking up the pleasant weather. It is the time for picnics in the park, lazy brunches and getting back in shape. Today’s refreshing recipe is a quirky non traditional fusion dish. It is based on the native mexican tuber Jicama (HEE-kah-ma) is an edible root that resembles a turnip and is commonly known as mexican-turnip or mexican yam. it is characterized by a sweet crispy flavor reminiscent of a bland pear or apple. It contains inulin, which is a fructooligosacchride that gives it the distinctive sweetness. Jicama is generally eaten raw in various types of salads, but can also be added to soups or savory dishes.
Today, we will try to do something different. We will make tasty pizza bites that are quick and easy to make but taste awesome. The good part is that even though they are “pizza” bites, they have a mexican flavor and are completely raw, fresh and healthy.
Although Jicama belongs to the bean family, it is generally thought of as belonging to the potato or yam category. It is a good source of carbohyrdates and fiber. It is mostly (About 90%) water, but also contains trace amounts of proteins. It is very low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.
Another interesting fact is that even though the root itself is edible, the rest of the plant is inedible.
For those of you who are still trying to picture a Jicama, here is a picture :
1 Medium size Jicama root
1 Medium size tomato
¼ cup Frozen corn
2 ounces Cilantro
3 tbsps Lemon juice
1 tsp Nutmeg
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Peel the Jicama skin using a peeler. Cut thin circular slices like wafers. A medium sized tuber can make about 8-10 slices.
In a bowl, mix small diced mangoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro and corn. Mix well and add the lemon juice and nutmeg powder as per your taste.
Start plating the mixture on the top of the jicama slices and there you go, you have the pizza bites ready.
Easy and yummy. Enjoy your snack y’all !! 🙂
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