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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Jicama Rice Salad with Roasted Tomato and Garlic Scape Pesto

Everyone knows cauliflower rice but what about an even easier, raw version. Jicama! It’s low carb, high fiber, high Vitamin C, iron, B6. It’s taste and texture fall somewhere between an apple and a potato – in a good way. Check out this quick, delicious recipe and see for yourself!

Course: Main Course Servings: 2 Calories: 333kcal 

INGREDIENTS

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 8 ripe on vine cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Jicama Rice Salad

  • 3 cups peeled and diced jicama
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 3-4 tbsp garlic scape pesto
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups sliced bok choy
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Scape Pesto

  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

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INSTRUCTIONS

Garlic Scape Pesto

  • Blend all ingredients in food processor for 20-30 seconds. Season with salt. 

Roasted Tomatoes

  • Add coconut oil to a sauté pan over medium-high heat for 15-20 seconds in preparation to sear the tomatoes. (The pan is ready when you wave your flat hand just above sauté pan to feel when the heat is permeating off of the pan.)
  • Place the tomatoes on the vine, in the pan and cover gently moving the pan from side to side to brown the tomatoes slightly, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and let tomatoes sit, covered while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Jicama Rice Salad

  • In a food processor, add the jicama and pulse for 5 seconds. Scrape the sides down and pulse for another 3 seconds to a coarse, rice-like consistency.
  • In a mixing bowl, add jicama rice, cucumber and pesto and fold together until pesto is evenly distributed. 
  • Add lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and combine.
  • Just before serving, add bok choy and chili flakes and fold together. 
  • Divide salad between two bowls. 
  • Remove tomatoes from pan and season with salt. 
  • Divide tomatoes between the two salads and top with pumpkin seeds.
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Allen Campbellhttp://www.allencampbell.com
Chef Allen Campbell is widely known as the “chef of peak performance.” His culinary philosophy focuses on taking care of one's mind and body through exercise, stress relief, and a plant-based diet. He is the former personal chef of star NFL quarterback Tom Brady and his wife supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Allen is also the co-author with Tom Brady of the TB12 Nutrition Manual and co-author of The Game of Eating Smart with Julie Loria.

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