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Jicama Salad

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

cup red onion, sliced into thin rounds

cup chopped cilantro or parsley

2 Tbs fresh mint

tsp hot chili powder

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.

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