To make this salad, you’ll have to endure a good bit of peeling, deseeding, and chopping, but the outcome is completely worth the work. Jicama root is peeled and spiralized to create a crunchy, fresh noodle base. Then, you’ll have a chance to work your snazzy knife skills as you thinly slice red peppers, orange peppers, purple cabbage, scallions, kale, and cilantro. It’s slightly time-consuming, but just throw on some catchy tunes (see below), get chopping, and have fun with it. The dressing comes together in a little more than five minutes, and it’s worth every single second. Tahini is whisked with soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, agave nectar, ginger, garlic, and turmeric root to create a dressing that dares you not to take another bite. It’s creamy, garlicky, tangy, and sweet with just a kick of warmth from the fresh ginger. It blankets the vegetables and jicama noodles in the most wonderful way, and it’s packed with zesty flavors and nutritional goodness.
Today’s Sound Bite is Help Me Lose My Mind by Disclosure. It’s not a new song but it packs an irresistible beat (just wait for the 48 second mark) and soothing vocals that will turn the salad-making process into a kitchen dance party. Just chop + dance responsibly.