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JICAMA APPLE SLAW
From Shaya Klechevsky
½ medium Jicama, peeled
and julienned (slaw)
2 Granny smith apples (green),
1 small red cabbage, cut into
thin strips (slaw)
2 large carrots, peeled and julienned
1 medium red onion,
thinly sliced half-moon
½ bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup dried apricots, chopped
¼ cup walnuts, toasted,
chopped (for those who eat kitniyot)
1 lemon, juiced
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine the jicama, apples, cabbage, carrots, red onion and parsley and toss thoroughly to get an even mixture.
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and olive oil and whisk. Adjust seasoning (salt and pepper). Set aside when ready to use.
Toast the walnuts in a skillet over medium-high heat until they begin to release their oil and the nutty aroma is released. Immediately transfer to a plate and allow to cool (about 10 minutes).
When ready to serve, add the chopped toasted walnuts and chopped dried apricots to the slaw and toss. Whisk the dressing and pour over the slaw and toss to evenly coat all the ingredients.
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