Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jicama Slaw with Lime-Chipotle Dressing

I'm a slaw addict, but only if it's done right. What "right" is completely up to the individual. I'll take it made with mayo, vinegars, dill pickle juices, raisins, or cilantro, or chopped apples or celery. But the typical bland, sweet mix you get at a lot joints that buy it in bulk is just not right. Anyway, I wanted to mix up a batch today, so I looked at what I had on hand: some limes, jicama, carrots, cabbage--you can see where I'm going with this--a south-of-the-border style slaw came to mind. So here's what I came up with.

Jicama Slaw with Lime-Chipotle Dressing
8 servings
1 big carrots shredded
1/2 a small purple cabbage, shredded
2 cups shredded jicama
1/2 cup celery, chopped
about a palm-full of chopped cilantro
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2 T fresh lime juice
1 T soy sauce, tamari or Bragg's
1 T oil of your choice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
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Mix up the veggies in a bowl
Put all the the dressing ingredients in a jar, cap, shake
then pour it over the veggies, stir, taste, modify to your liking.

I like the crunch the celery gives, but I'd say it's optional. I like pretty much everything spicy. For my husband? Not so much. The 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder is very mild. If it was just for me, I bump it up a bit. You can use regular cabbage, but the purple makes it kinda pretty. And check it out: a servings equals 49 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 94% of your vitamin A and 26% of your vitamin C.

For more jicama and other healthy food ideas, check out the blog What I'm Eating Now and What's Eating Me.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 92 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
49
Calories from Fat
17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.9g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
143mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
7.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 94%Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 2%Iron 3%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so behind here...cocktails to go? This recipe looks nummy. My tastes run to high octane, too. Must be in the DNA. :-)

micki said...

Anonymous? That was me...Micki. Don't know how that happened.

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