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Jícama-Tortilla Salad With Peach Dressing

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Jícama-Tortilla Salad With Peach Dressing

 

I once took my girls along with my parents to pick peaches.  We left early morning and drove a few hours out to a nearby family farm.  As we arrived I couldn’t help but think how my dad was going to handle this scenario. You see my dad, mi papi as much as I love him (adore him) has always been, continues to be strict with us kids.  A father who can put you in place with a mere glare, that is my father.   As we picked up our baskets I suggested the girls tag along with me and he could roam the area with my mom.  He gave me a quick look from the corner of his eyes and informed me the girls were to go with him.  Of course I said nothing, strict I tell you.

And believe me this Pequeña still fears her papi. 

Off they went my 7 year old and 2 year old to pick peaches with papi.  I lingered behind with my mom picking peaches with one eye and keeping the other on my father.  I could hear my girls in the distant giggling, running through the trees, tossing peaches into the basket, examining bugs and asking papi millions of questions.. kids ask a lot of questions.  Patiently he would answer, bend over to tie my youngest shoe laces and examine each peach before placing it into the basket.

 

 

Who was this man?

After a few hours I turned to my mom and asked, what the heck?  Who is this man and where is my father?  She laughed.

Ah Mija, he’s an abuelito now.

Funny how they change. I adore that man, love him!

 

 

 

Jícama-Tortilla Salad With Peach Dressing

Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion (about 6 ounces), sliced into thin rings
  • 6 medium peaches
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small jícama (about 16 ounces), peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, washed and cut into thin strips
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips and fried until crisp
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Have a bowl of ice water ready. In a small saucepan, blanch onion rings in boiling salted water for 1 minute. Cool in ice water for 1 minute and drain.
  2. Slice and seed 2 peaches and set aside.
  3. Juice and strain remaining 4 peaches.
  4. Combine peach juice and lime juice in a mixing bowl.
  5. Drizzle in olive oil while whisking.
  6. Place onion rings, bell peppers, jícama, and mango in a mixing bowl and toss lightly with dressing. Allow to marinate, refrigerated, for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Add cilantro, spinach, tortilla strips, and salt.
  8. Toss again and garnish with reserved peach slices.

Notes

recipe from Texas Monthly ~ adapted, original featured tangerines

http://sweetlifebake.com/2012/08/14/jicama-tortilla-salad-with-peach-dressing/

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27 Responses to Jícama-Tortilla Salad With Peach Dressing

  1. I absolutely love this story.

  2. Me papi is the same way:) Lovely story and salad Vianney. Hope you are enjoy your holiday.
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  3. peach dressing is a really good idea, yet this is the first i’ve ever seen!
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  6. Grandparents are the best! I love your salad!
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  7. Oh, this is a sweet story. My son is also in the ask a million questions stage : ) The salad looks delicious. Thank you.

  8. every recipe of yours seriously makes my mouth water!!!
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  9. Love all of the fruit in this salad! Delicious!
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  10. your salad is so colorful! beautiful story Vianney. Had no idea you have a 2 year old too :)
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  11. I love the sound of that peach dressing!
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  12. This looks amazing – I love the idea of Peach Dressing!
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  14. Such a sweet story! I can totally visualize it all. You are a very lucky girl to have your father in your life and for your children to have an abuelito. Blessings to your familia ;)

    The salad sounds very yummy and perfect for summer. Have a fun vacation in California.
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  15. Wonderful story and equally wonderful salad! The fresh peaches new picked must taste amazing.
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  16. sweet summer salads are the best! such a great way to enjoy peaches. this one looks just perfect!!!
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  20. What a beautiful salad. So many fresh and tempting ingredients.
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  21. Isn’t it amazing how fast time flies? That’s precious. As is this salad!
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  22. Lovely story and visually stunning salad. Love the colors!

  23. Isn’t it funny how parents change when they become grandparents. What a sweet story :) And YUUUUMMMM on this salad – great combo!
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  24. Fresh and fabulous! A gorgeous summer salad.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  25. What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing this and the recipe, too! :)
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  26. That looks absolutely scrumptious!!
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  27. This looks fantastic! Drooling has commenced ;)

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