Most of you have tried meal kit delivery services, at least once. I’ve tried them all maybe because I was doing research for this blog, yeah that’s right, or maybe I like the kit and its tiny little perfectly packaged and wasteful components more than the meals themselves or maybe I am just lazy. If you’re lazy, do not order a meal kit. Sure, they do the shopping for you, but is shopping the hardest part of cooking? With meal kits, the challenge is handling the pressure of making all the meals they force on you before the food goes bad. Hey, Blue Apron, sometimes plans change. Then, you have all of those half-prepared food components clogging your fridge, reminding you that you can’t even get the meal kit dinner on the table. Yet, they are adorable and it’s fun getting deliveries and it’s fun to part with $70. For the record, Chef’d is my favorite, but it’s pricey.
This little recipe comes from Blue Apron where they awake bland jicama with a dazzling flavor makeover.
Lime Jicama Salad
Jicama has a tough outer layer than can make it easy to break down. Contrary to most how-to prep videos online which use a vegetable peeler for the task, I prefer to slice off the outer layer like one might with a melon, seen here.
preptime: 10 min serves 4-6
- 1 medium sized jicama cut into 1/2″ strips*
- 1 lime
- 1 jalapeño, chopped fine
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper
- Squeeze juice from lime into bowl.
- Add about 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Combine.
- Add in jicama “sticks”, jalapeño, and cilantro into the bowl and mix together.
- Serve. Best when cold.
recipe adapted from Blue Apron and provided by your friends at crunchtimefood.com