Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cabbage Citrus Salad with Carrot and Jicama

I made this salad/slaw to go with a Mexican-ish meal. Because it got better 24-48 hours after being dressed and stored in the refrigerator, I also enjoyed it as a side dish for lunchtime sandwiches. If you're not used to cooking with jicama, it's a crisp, watery tuber vegetable, also known as a "Mexican Turnip". 

The Nutrition Rundown: Because this salad is high in fiber, an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as low-calorie, it is described as a particularly "nutrient-dense" dish! 

Cabbage Citrus Salad with Carrot and Jicama
Serves 10

Ingredients
For the Salad: 
1 head red cabbage, shredded or sliced thin
4 large carrots, shredded (I used a vegetable peeler to get small strands)
1 jicama, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
1 shallot, sliced thin
1/4 cup pepitas or sunflower seeds

For the dressing: 
1/2 cup light sour cream
Juice of 4 limes
Juice of 1 orange (or ~1/4 cup)
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 Tbs olive oil
Salt and Pepper

Directions
1. Toss cabbage, carrots, jicama, and shallot together in large bowl.
2. Whisk together ingredients for dressing and pour over salad. Toss to coat.
3. Sprinkle seeds over salad just before serving.



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