Crunchy Jicama with Avocado Tuna Salad

Crunchy Jicama with Avocado Tuna Salad - simple recipe - The Kitchen doesn't Bite - Doreen Colondres

 20 Minutes   14-18 pieces

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This recipe is tasty, refreshing, healthy & easy.  

The jicama has some fascinating qualities. It is one of the foods that provide the most energy to the human body. It is low in calories, it is high in fiber content and has no cholesterol. It is very typical of Latin America particularly Mexico, as well as Asia. It is super crunchy and has a sweet, delicate flavor, but it is low in glucose, making it a perfect choice for diabetics. And, the best part is that you do not have to cook it, and it lasts for weeks in the refrigerator!

Have fun with it in the kitchen… Try it in a salad.

What you need to have:

  • 1 large or 2 medium jicama, peeled and cut into thin slices or squares with the help of a cookie cutter
  • 2 small cans of tuna (I use Wild Albacore Tuna)
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium avocado, mashed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you need to do:

  1. Mix all salad ingredients and serve them atop each slice of jicama. Garnish with cilantro.
  2. You can substitute tuna for chicken or salmon. Also, if you like, you can add a half of a finely chopped red onion. You can also add more avocado or yogurt to taste.
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Doreen Colondres is a graduated chef and certified wine connoisseur. Cookbook author of “La Cocina No Muerde”. A tireless traveler, food and wine editor, food and wine ambassador, educator and consultant. She is internationally recognized for encouraging people to enjoy the time with spend in the kitchen. Her mission is to convince us that cooking is a heritage and a fun tradition that is relaxing, easy, romantic, but more importantly, healthy.

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