Jicama with Green Apple, Kale, Toasted Pecans, and Blue Cheese

December 18, 2020
Created by Harmons
30 minutes
Serves 4
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 lb good-quality blue cheese, such as Pt. Reyes, crumbled and divided
  • 1/2 bunch kale, tough stems removed and leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, small diced
  • 1/2 medium jicama, peeled and small diced
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted, divided

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To make vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, lemon juice, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil.

In a bowl, add kale, 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, apple, jicama, 1/4 cup pecans, and vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Garnish with remaining 1/4 cup pecans and remaining blue cheese.

Nutrition per serving: 470 calories; 39g total fat (9g saturated); 400mg sodium; 26g carbohydrates; 10g dietary fiber; 10g sugar (0g added sugar); 9g protein