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