Archive for March, 2010

Jicama Salad

Monday, March 1st, 2010

For those who still haven’t met the humble, homely in appearance vegetable called jicama from Mexico, this salad will make your first meeting a memorable one.


4 oranges, peeled and sectioned

1 orange, juiced

2 cups jicama, peeled and julienned

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin

2 cups cantaloupe, peeled and cubed

½ cup red onion, sliced into thin rounds

¼ cup chopped cilantro or parsley

2 Tbs fresh mint

½ tsp hot chili powder

¼ cup lime juice


Peel and section oranges over a bowl to collect the juices. Juice the remaining orange. Place the orange sections, jicama, cucumber, cantaloupe, red onion, cilantro (or parsley) and mint into a large bowl.

Combine the orange juice, lime juice and chili powder. Pour over the jicama mixture. Toss gently, cover and chill. Serve on a lettuce leaf.

Serves 6

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition (per serving) : 115.0 calories; 10.0mg sodium; 25.0g carbohydrates; 8.0g fiber; 3.0g protein.