Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette

Before making this salad, I was incredibly confused. I didn’t know what jicama or watercress was. But I love trying new things so…here it goes!

The Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette (pg. 83) actually really surprised me. Jicama is a root vegetable so I expected potato, but it actually tastes sweet. Kind of like carrots. And the watercress taste more or less like a bitter arugula which went great with this salad.

Even the spicy citrus dressing was delicious! It tasted kind of asian from the strong flavor of the sesame oil and made the whole thing taste like vegan asian fusion! I love it!

What are some weird combination that work for you in a salad?

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3 thoughts on “Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette

  1. Weird flavour combinations is my speciality! At least, other people often find them really weird. To me, they are totally natural…

    Some are:
    Black lentils, toasted almonds, strawberries, dandelion leaves and celery (a recipe I created for a radio cooking show).
    Honeydew melon, black beans, chili, tomatoes.
    Peaches, carrots, parsley, sesame seeds.
    Mango, garlic, celery, cabbage.
    Lentils, broccoli, grapes, caraway seeds.
    Celery, chickpeas, cocoa, orange, lots of spices…
    Roasted parsnips, strawberries, rocket, dried apricots.

    And that’s just a few salads. Many of my desserts and main dishes are even weirder…

    (My blog is written in Swedish, but there’s a translator in the sidebar if you’d like to read some recipes.)

    1. Black lentils and strawberries? That sounds oddly good. I have yet to try it! Thanks.

  2. I actually use strawberries in many of my salads, they are excellent as they add both sweetness and colour and create a sharp contrast to the other ingredients. They can also be puréed and used in a vinaigrette.
    Many other fruits and berries are also used in my cooking, such as various melons, nectarines, pears, apples (very often!), raisins, blueberries and several others, often combined with toasted nuts or seeds.

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