Soups and Salads — By Ben on 08 July 2011
Jicama Salad

Jicama salad

I have mentioned before that I don’t like boring salads. And down here in Mexico with so much fresh produce all year long there’s no reason to eat boring salads. My days of eating garden salads are gone forever! Every time I go to my local market I always look for different ingredients to make salads with. This week I saw a jicama (I’ve written about this tuberous root before here) and I decided to get it to make a salad with.

jicama

Down here jicama is usually eaten in slices with lime juice, salt and chilly powder on top. So I decided to make a dressing that would honor this Mexican tradition. The result was a great salad with bold flavors that will leave you asking for more. I served this salad with the delicious enfrijoladas I made for dinner on Tuesday.

Jicama Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Ingredients
  • The ingredients:
  • •1 small jicama, sliced
  • •1 small butter lettuce
  • •1 small red Boston lettuce
  • •1/4 lb cherry tomatoes
  • •2 radishes, sliced
  • •1/2 red onion sliced
  • For the dressing:
  • •2 TBSP olive oil
  • •the juice of 3 key limes
  • •1 TBSP honey
  • •1/2 tsp dill
  • •1 TBSP chilli powder or dried peppers (the ones used for pizza)
  • •salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. The how-to:
  2. Place the lettuce at the bottom of a platter and arrange jicama, tomatoes, radishes and onion on top.
  3. In a small bowl mix all the dressing ingredients very well and drizzle over the salad.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
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Jicama salad

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(14) Readers Comments

  1. I have a hard time with salads…but this looks great!

  2. A beautiful salad! I really have to try jicama…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Love the look of the salad Ben! I’d never heard of jicama but it looks slightly similar to certain beets. Would I be able to substitute that you think?

    • I think this salad would be great with beets!

  4. To this day my 21-year-old son's favorite snack is jicama with lime and Tajin. Nice post. Interesting to see the dill being used, which is a bit rare for my part of Mexico. Will definitely try this.

  5. Love jicama, never made it into this kind of salad, but it looks pretty tempting!

  6. The salad looks delicious. I will check the local market to see if I find some jicama. Have a great weekend ;)

  7. I like jicama a lot but it's rarely found in the markets around here. That's a generous amount of chili flakes! :)

  8. Jicama is so under used here

  9. When I find Jicama it gies home with me right away..love the texture…your dressing sounds so refreshing, but i will cut a bit of the chili because I am a bit allergic to heat. Loved it Ben!

  10. What a such wonderful salad, and the dressing sound very good

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