Avocado, Jícama, Beet, Orange & Caramelized Pecan Salad

Pati Jinich

Nutrition Facts
Avocado, Jícama, Beet, Orange & Caramelized Pecan Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Sugars 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 1/4 tsp Kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Medium jicama peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces about 1-1/4 pounds
  • 3 pounds beets
  • 3 Oranges peeled seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces, about 1-1/2 pounds
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved pitted, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup Candied maple or honey pecans coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut off the green leaves and upper part of the stems from the beets, leaving about an inch on top. Place them in a pot covered with cold water, bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and cook until tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Drain, let cool completely, peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Combine the vinegar, honey, salt and black pepper in a small mixing bowl. Using a whisk or a fork, slowly add the oils in a thin steady stream until emulsified and the vinaigrette thickens.
  3. When ready to eat, place the avocado, jícama, oranges and beets in separate containers and toss each with a fourth of the vinaigrette. Arrange each ingredient in a stripped pattern on a large platter. Sprinkle candied pecans on top.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado, Jícama, Beet, Orange & Caramelized Pecan Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Sugars 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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