Jicama and Apple Spinach Salad With Honey-Dijon Dressing

Jicama and Apple Spinach Salad With Honey-Dijon Dressing image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Jicama and Apple Spinach Salad With Honey-Dijon Dressing image

Jicama—pronounced hee-kah-ma—is a root vegetable with a sweet, crunchy texture that's best enjoyed raw, making it a perfect addition to salads. Look for firm, blemish-free jicama in the root vegetable section of your grocery store.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2014

Ingredients

  • 10 thin slices pancetta chopped
  • 2 pkg baby spinach
  • 2 Empire apples cored and chopped
  • 1 jicama (about 650 g),peeled and cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) wide sticks
Honey-Dijon Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Method

Honey-Dijon Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, chives, honey, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil until combined. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours; whisk well before using.)

In small skillet, cook pancetta over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate.

In large bowl, toss together spinach, apples, jicama and dressing; top with pancetta.

Change it up - Fennel and Apple Spinach Salad With Honey-Dijon Dressing: Substitute 1 bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced, for the jicama.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 349 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 147.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 23.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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