Tomato-Jicama Salad with Avocado-Chipotle Dressing

Tomato-Jicama Salad with Avocado-Chipotle Dressing

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2019

If you're looking for a way to jazz up your tomato salad, try this take with jicama—it's a root vegetable that tastes like pears. Its mild, refreshing flavor and distinct crunch make it perfect for summer. Look for sliced or whole jicama in the produce section. The creamy avocado dressing would be great on all sorts of salads.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ½ small ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1½ tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water
  • Salad
  • 1½ pounds heirloom tomatoes, halved and sliced (5½ cups)
  • 1 jicama (about 1 lb.), peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon salted roasted pepitas (see Tip)


  • Prep

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  1. To prepare dressing: Combine oil and garlic in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Let sizzle for 30 seconds, then transfer to a food processor or high-speed blender. Add avocado, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, honey, ground chipotle to taste, salt, and pepper; process until smooth. Add water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to achieve desired consistency.
  2. To prepare salad: Combine tomatoes and jicama in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro and pepitas. Serve immediately.
  • Tip: Pepitas are pumpkin seeds, but they differ from the seeds you scrape out of your Halloween pumpkin: they come from certain varieties of pumpkins that produce seeds without a tough outer hull. You can find pepitas in bulk bins in natural-foods stores and large supermarkets, and online at and elsewhere.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: scant 1 cup
  • Per serving: 114 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 42 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,047 IU vitamin A; 37 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 211 mg sodium; 496 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (62% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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