Jicama Salad With Avocado Pur?e

Jicama Salad With Avocado Purée Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Jicama Salad With Avocado Purée Image

Who says fall side dishes have to be full of roasted vegetables? This crisp salad looks unconventional, but trust us: It's a crowd-pleaser! Our Test Kitchen and other Canadian Living staffers gobbled it up in record time during testing.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried shelled pumpkin seed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 corn husked
  • 1 jicama (1-3/4 lb/790 g)
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
Avocado Puree:
  • 2 avocados pitted, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

Toss together pumpkin seeds, 1/2 tsp each of the oil and salt, allspice and 1/8 tsp of the cayenne pepper. Toast on parchment paper–lined baking sheet in 350?F (180?C) oven until light golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool.

Cut kernels off cobs; toss with 1 tbsp of the remaining oil and pinch of the remaining cayenne pepper. Spread on baking sheet; roast in 425?F (220?C) oven until tender, about 6 minutes. Let cool.

Using chef's knife and following contour of vegetable, peel, quarter and thinly slice jicama; using mandoline, cut into matchstick-size strips. In large bowl, combine jicama, pumpkin seed mixture, corn, cilantro and mint; toss with lime juice and remaining oil, salt and cayenne pepper.

Avocado Pur?e: In small food processor, pur?e together avocados, lime juice and salt, scraping down bowl. Smear 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick layer on platter or cutting board; top with salad.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 13 g
  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 304.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 738 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 46.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 60.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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