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.
RAW JICAMA TACOS WITH SPICY CASHEW CHEESE
1 jicama, cut into round slices
Spicy Cashew Cheese - recipe below
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.
SPICY CASHEW CHEESE
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.
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