Raw Jicama Noodle Bowl

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October 13, 2017

Ingredients

1 large jicama, cut into long noodles with benriner

1 cup mung bean sprouts

1 cup bok choy, roughly chopped, or other green leafy vegetable (chard, spinach)

1 small carrot, sliced into very thin julienne strips (benriner optional)

½ bell pepper, red or yellow, sliced into very thin julienne strips

½ cup raw cashews, roughly chopped

1/2 cup sliced scallions, diagonally cut into 1-inch slices

Dressing:

¼ cup soy sauce substitute, such as Naked Coconuts

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup tahini

3 med-large dates, pre-soaked to soften, pits removed

2 tbsp. minced ginger

1 tbsp raw sesame seeds

Directions

1Blend all dressing ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and thick and smooth. In a VitaMix the consistency will be similar to sour cream – don’t be alarmed and think that it is too thick. Once all of the salad ingredients are mixed in, the vegetables will release some of their juices, which thins the dressing out slightly and helps to blend the flavours.

2Mix the vegetables and dressing together by hand in large bowl. Garnish with scallions and cashews just before serving.

NOTES

1Dates need only soak for a few minutes if you put them in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. However, if you would like to keep the recipe raw, cover the dates with room temperature water a leave for a 1-2 hours.

2Don’t be afraid to double this recipe, as it lasts well for a few days in the refrigerator, although it is best to add dressing only to the portion you intend to eat right away. Save any extra dressing in a separate container in the refrigerator.

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