Hello again! I hope you survived Valentine’s Day craze. It’s time to move on; do new things and…publish a new post. 🙂
As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to show you just how versatile Tahini Sauce is. Here’s another recipe that you can use as a topping to add flavor to salmon or any fish; Chunky Jicama salsa. It is very pleasing to the palate. The crunch from biting the Jicama is so refreshing, and the tricolor tomatoes make this dish so colorful, and the cilantro and tahini sauce, full of flavor. This sweet, tangy, and spicy salsa is also a delicious addition to salads.
If you made the sauce ahead of time and stored it in a refrigerator, leave the sauce at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before drizzling to salads.
To those of you who are not familiar with Jicama (pronounced hee-cama), it is a root vegetable. Filipinos call it Singkamas (pronounced sing-kah-mas). It’s bulbous in shape and has brown skin. The texture is similar to turnip. The flesh is white, crisp and can be eaten raw or cooked. Jicama is a low-calorie food and high in vitamin C. I’ve read that its juice offers a tremendous amount of health properties that make a great immunity booster drink, which gives me an idea of a Jicama smoothie recipe. It also reminded me of a snack my sister and I used to eat growing up. It’s jicama slices served with a vinegar dipping sauce infused with garlic and chili peppers and seasoned with salt and black pepper. It was a very common snack back then.
CHUNKY JICAMA SALSA
- 1 small jicama, cubed in small bite pieces
- 10-12 tricolor cherry or grape tomatoes (brown, orange, and red), halves
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 heaping tablespoons prepared Tahini sauce (or more to taste)
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine jicama, tomatoes and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add the Tahini sauce. Toss or stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Use as a topping for salads or fish. How is that for easy and delicious? Not to mention, quick and healthy.
TAHINI SAUCE AS A DIP: CHUNKY AVOCADO DIP
- 1 ripe whole avocado, cubed in small bite pieces
- 2 heaping tablespoons of the prepared Tahini sauce
- 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
- juice of 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the avocado, diced red bell peppers, chopped cilantro and lime in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the Tahini sauce. Mash some of the avocado. Stir well to combine. Transfer in a serving bowl. Garnish with diced red bell peppers and cilantro. Serve with your favorite chips.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Did you know Avocado is reach in Omega-9 fatty acids? Omega-9 fatty acids are one of the building blocks of healthy skin. One of the main avocado skin benefits comes from their high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and moisturized. Oleic acid is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing redness and irritation. For more information, read it from the source here.
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