Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I think this has become one of my favorite raw meals for the moment!  My husband and I are taco fans and wow!  This dish is super refreshing and delicious.  This recipe was inspired by Gluten Free Cat. I saw this Raw Jicama Tacos with  Spicy Cashew Cheese recipe on Facebook and just fell in love with the idea.  Once I tasted it, I was sold.  It will be one of my go-to recipes, especially this summer.  Thank you Gluten Free Cat!
If you haven't tried jicama yet, I really encourage you to do so.  It's a refreshing and crisp and has a mild flavor that adapts to its surroundings.  It's a root vegetable native to Mexico and Central America and often is simply eaten peeled with a dash of salt, chili powder and some lime juice.  There are definitely many other ways to eat it and these raw tacos is one of them.  Check out these facts about jicama.
I also love this spicy cashew cheese recipe because there is no fermentation time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



1 jicama, cut into round slices
Spicy Cashew Cheese - recipe below
Slice tomatoes
Micro greens
Baby spinach or your favorite leafy greens sliced thin
Slice the jicama in thin round slices using your mandoline.  Soak them in lemon juice, if you have time, overnight.  Or, for at least 30 minute.  This will help soften the jicama if you cannot slice it thin enough and gives it flexibility.  Prepare all your other ingredients. 



1 cup cashews soaked for at least 2 hours, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2-3 slices of jalepeno pepper
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup water - use a little more if needed
For the spicy cashew cheese, blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender scrapping down the sides making sure that its all blended well smooth or to your desired consistency.  It is now ready to serve.  Makes about 1 cup.
To assemble the tacos place a few jicama shells together folded and fill with your ingredients and serve with limes.  The lime juice just adds that extra kick and zest.  And there you have it.
Bon appetite!


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TheRawFoodSisters said...

Wow what a feast! Looks absolutely delicious. This would be a hit at our Place as well and we´ll let you know when we try it! Yummmm.

Felicia said...

Hello Raw Food Sisters! Please do let us know if you make it! It's soo delicious! xFelicia

Anonymous said...

I'm on board too. I can't wait to try it.


Felicia said...

Hi JB, This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes. You must try it! xFelicia

Anonymous said...

I made this last night to take as lunch for work the next day...the cashew cheese has an amazing flavor and the tacos are so refreshing with the jicama! This is my new favorite recipe!

Felicia said...

So glad you loved it! It's really one of my favorite dishes!! xFelicia

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