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This salad combines cucumber and jicama with a sweet-sour, slightly spicy vinaigrette and makes a great start to any Mexican-inspired meal.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Puree vinegar, honey, oil, onion, chile powder to taste and salt in a blender until smooth.

  • Toss jicama and cucumber with the dressing in a large bowl; stir in mint. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

  • Sprinkle the salad with more chile powder before serving, if desired.


Note: Jicama is a round root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. To peel it, use a small, sharp knife or vegetable peeler, making sure to remove both the papery brown skin and the layer of fibrous flesh just underneath.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup
63 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 9.8g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 5.8g; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 248.2IU; vitamin c 10.9mg; folate 14.5mcg; calcium 18mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 13.4mg; potassium 157.1mg; sodium 105.3mg; added sugar 4g.

1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable