April 2, 2013
[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]
Jicama might not be the most popular veggie in the schoolyard, but jicama + citrus is a popular Vietnamese salad combo that inspired this week's Lunch Box. Jicama and grapefruit is a traditional combination but I used lime, orange and pomegranate seeds for a variety of citrusy flavors. The beef is marinated in the citrus-soy dressing used for the salad, giving it a nice glaze when it's cooked.
Feel free to use whatever protein you'd like; the marinade would work well with tofu or chicken as well. If you happen to have pomegranate juice on hand, throw some into the dressing and
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