Vegan Recipe - Sesame Salad with Jicama

shared by Chef Hilary Zozula
  • Vegan Recipe - Sesame Salad with Jicama

    • Prep Time : 10 minutes
    • Cook Time : 1 minute
    • Servings : 4
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    This fabulous recipe was generously donated by Chef Hilary Zozula of the Juice Box Cafe.  Thanks Hilary!


    One head broccoli chopped into small pieces (stems peeled and chopped into fine pieces)
    2 red peppers sliced into thin strips
    1 jicama peeled and then sliced thin with mandolin or knife
    1/2 cup cilantro chopped
    1 handful sesame seeds


    1/2 cup sesame seeds
    1/3 cup olive oil
    2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1/3 cup olive oil
    2 Tablespoons braggs amino acid
    3 oranges (juiced)
    3 lemons (juiced)
    1 Tablespoon agave


    Toss salad ingredients with dressing and enjoy!

    Let us know what you think of this easy vegan recipe: Sesame Salad with Jicama!

    2 Responses to “Sesame Salad with Jicama”

    1. Hi Jayne,

      The short and sweet answer is that American-made “distilled” and “raw apple cider” vinegars are probably very good choices for you (along with any vinegar specifically labeled “gluten free”). Distilled vinegars are made by evaporating the fermented grain/fruit product and most research concludes that gluten is too heavy to be evaporated into the final product. Raw apple cider vinegar (not to be confused with apple flavored vinegar) is only made from apples (according to US Federal Code) and contains an incredible array of digestive health benefits–it can even be used as a digestive cleanser after accidental gluten ingestion. I suggest sticking with American-made vinegars because of the labeling requirements here (however, if there is a particular foreign product you like, by all means, look it up!).

      While it is true that some folks just can’t have vinegar, if you experience digestive upset using distilled vinegar, I recommend considering whether a yeast imbalance may be occurring in your system (in which case, raw apple cider vinegar will likely be your only option).

      If you prefer not to give vinegar another go, simply omit the vinegar from the recipe above. With the juice from three lemons and three oranges, you will have plenty of acid to combine with the olive oil for a wonderful citrus vinaigrette!

      Good luck, would love to know how it goes!


    2. Jayne says:

      Hey there!

      I’m vegan by choice and wheatfree by force, so I have to really watch my diet. What can be substituted for those who don’t tolerate vinegar? I read somewhere that some vinegars are rinsed through wheat as part of the processing. That would explain why I’ve always had problems with vinegar.

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