Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Orangey Jicama Salad

I sometimes use this great trick for getting my kids (and whole family) to eat their veggies. Just mix an old favourite with something new and exciting! This salad combines the sweet taste of orange with the crunchy taste of jicama.

1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
(or 2 fresh mandarin oranges, peeled, and sectioned)
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 jicama, peeled, and cut into strips
1 tsp. cilantro

Cut the red pepper and jicama so that they're approximately the same length as the orange slices. Mix everything together and serve.
Sweet orange flavors the whole salad, so you won't need to add any dressing. If your family doesn't like the taste of cilantro, it can be omitted.

Stealthy Cooking Tip
Mix an old favorite, like oranges, with a new vegetable, like jicama! When picking out jicama at the store, look for one that is hard and doesn't have any dark or soft spots.

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