The original recipe calls for Jicama root, which I have replaced with sweet potato, since I have no idea what Jicama root is or tastes like. It just looked like a hard meaty root with a texture similar to yams, and hence the substitution. I'm not entirely sure we can eat yams/sweet potatoes/potatoes etc raw - but its not killed me yet, so its only made me stronger!
I tried this last night and its sooo filling and delicious! It keeps very well in the fridge - I just had the leftovers a couple of hours ago. I used just one sweet potato and less than a quarter of a large cauliflower as the base - which was more than enough for one person. The below recipe has serving portions for an entire family.
Servings: One HUGE bowl for a family of four!
- 1 cauliflower
- 1 sweet potato/yam (About the same weight as the cauliflower)
- 1/4 of an onion
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup of olive oil
- 1 Lemon
- Bunch of coriander
- Sea salt, per taste
Peel the sweet potato/yam. Chop into rough sized pieces and blitz in a blender. You want a fluffy chunky consistency - Do not turn into a fine powder or mush. Transfer this into a bowl.
Add lemon juice and zest to preserve flavour.
Blitz the cauliflower in a blender into a chunky consistency.
Add this to your mix and toss lightly.
Add olive oil. Toss with your hands.