Cucumber, Carrot & Jicama Salad

Do you go through phases where you just want to eat the same thing all the time? This may surprise you, but I am currently fixated on carrots. Specifically shredded carrots.  My friend Karen introduced me to this one fantastic Lao/Thai dish a long time ago – green papaya salad. It is scrumptious, and was the inspiration for Carrot Salad #2.  

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This was quick and easy. Now I just wish I had some sticky rice.

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 For the carrots and the jicama, I used that blue doodad in the pic above – I got it for a couple bucks at the asian market.  It shreds – but the shreds are triangular in the cross section, and you can make them as long as you want – a longer carrot or stroke of the tool makes a longer shred. It’s pretty cool – I was totally stoked when Karen told me about that puppy. Oh, and this recipe has fish sauce. You could leave it out, but you’ll be sad. You don’t taste the fish, promise, unless you’re like a super sniffer or pregnant or otherwise olfactorily enhanced. And, I totally cheated on the dressing and just used some sweet chili sauce with the lime juice and fish sauce.  

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Shredded Carrot, Cucumber & Jicama Salad
Serves 2
Crunchy and fast - delicious with grilled chicken kebabs.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
96 calories
17 g
0 g
3 g
2 g
0 g
192 g
504 g
8 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
192g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 504mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
213%
Vitamin C
22%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 english cucumber, seeded and cut in to matchsticks
  2. 1/2" slice of jicama, shredded
  3. 2 carrots, peeled and shredded*
  4. 2 Tbps. thin slices of shallot or purple onion
  5. 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
  6. 1/4 c. sweet chili sauce
  7. 8 drops fish sauce
  8. 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  9. (1 tsp. toasted sesame oil)
Instructions
  1. Mix it. Eat it.
Notes
  1. The sesame oil is optional - I just really like the taste.
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calories
96
fat
3g
protein
2g
carbs
17g
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