Laurel’s Jicama Salad – Kalyn’s Kitchen

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posted by Kalyn Denny on July 19, 2021

My sister Laurel’s Jicama Salad might be going to be a salad you’ll make time and again, even when you’ve by no means eaten jicama earlier than. And this can be a enjoyable recipe with limitless variations!

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Have you ever tried jicama? It’s a root vegetable that’s frequent in Mexican the place it’s usually eaten as a road meals merely chopped into chunks and sprinkled with recent lime juice and spicy Tajin Seasoning. My sister Laurel is a jicama fan, and not too long ago (on the Submit-Pandemic Denny Household Campout!) I lastly received to style Laurel’s Jicama Salad that I’d been listening to about for months! And after I took one chunk of this easy, tasty, and ultra-refreshing salad I knew I needed to share it on the weblog!

It is a jicama salad recipe you’ll be able to range in limitless methods, however Laurel most frequently makes use of cubes of jicama, chopped crimson bell pepper. chopped cucumber, tomato, and chopped mango. Then the salad is solely dressed with fresh-squeezed lime juice and seasoned with onion salt and a bit black pepper. That’s all there may be to it for a pleasant salad that I’m guessing you’ll make time and again. And if you will discover strips of pre-cut jicama in your grocery retailer, that can make this scrumptious salad even simpler to make!

What components do you want for this recipe?

  • mango
  • jicama
  • cucumber
  • cherry tomato
  • crimson bell pepper
  • fresh-squeezed lime juice, I used my fresh-frozen lime juice
  • Onion Salt (affiliate hyperlink)
  • fresh-ground black pepper to style

What’s Jicama?

Jicama is a root vegetable that’s frequent in Mexico and throughout Latin America. The flavour is delicate and barely candy, and jicama is delightfully crunchy. Jicamas look a bit like turnips within the retailer, however they’re bigger and brownish tan throughout. Jicama is excessive in fiber and nutrient-dense, which makes it a sensible choice for low-carb diets, and it stays good within the fridge with out turning brown, which makes it simple to make use of. And it may be eaten uncooked or cooked, and is typically used as a low-carb stand in for potatoes.

How will you make the salad decrease in carbs?

Clearly the mango is the ingredient right here with probably the most carbs, and eliminating mango will lower the carbs virtually in half for this salad. And the salad remains to be scrumptious with out mango when you’re actually limiting carbs or don’t discover mango at your retailer. You can use about one cup of chopped pineapple or watermelon to switch the mango, and each of these choices can be decrease in carbs. Including celery would up the crunch issue, and celery is low in carbs. Radishes can be one other enjoyable possibility for including crunch, and so they’re additionally low in carbs.

What are another variations for this Jicama Salad?

In fact this wouldn’t be a jicama salad with out the jicama, however virtually each different ingredient may be adjusted to style so experiment till you get the mixture that appears proper to you. I’ve already talked about utilizing chopped pineapple, chopped watermelon, celery, or radishes for variations which might be decrease in carbs than mango. I feel chopped avocado can be good on this as nicely. My niece Kara likes the concept of including some Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese to the salad. And naturally, you couldn’t go unsuitable by including a sprinkle of spicy Tajin Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink) when you’re a fan of that Mexican crimson pepper powder.

Make sure to use onion powder for this salad!

My sister Laurel introduced me onion salt simply so I might make this salad, and he or she considers it to be a totally important ingredient. And we determined onion salt could be a bit laborious to seek out! However please don’t skip or substitute the onion salt even when you need to order some on-line, as a result of it provides the proper savory contact to this tasty salad.

Laurel's Jicama Salad process shots collage.

Learn how to make this salad:

(Scroll down for full recipe with dietary data.)

  1. Right here’s a photograph of jicama (from Produce Market Information) that can assist you discover it within the retailer. But when your retailer carries pre-cut strips of jicama, I extremely suggest utilizing these and simply chopping them as much as make the salad.
  2. Lower jicama into slices; then lower off edges with the peel (a lot simpler than peeling it) and lower into cubes. 
  3. Lower cucumbers lengthwise and slice to make chopped cucumber.
  4. Lower ends off crimson bell pepper, take away seeds, lower into slices, and chop into squares.
  5. Chop cherry tomatoes (or use bigger tomatoes and chop into chunks.)
  6. Peel mango if utilizing, and chop into items.
  7. Toss collectively jicama, cucumber, crimson bell pepper, cherry tomato, and mango.
  8. Then add the lime juice and toss once more. Sprinkle with onion salt and fresh-ground black pepper and toss once more.
  9. Serve immediately or chill.
  10. Laurel says the salad will keep good within the fridge in a single day though I didn’t have any leftovers to check that out myself!

Laurel's Jicama Salad in serving bowl with limes on the side

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This salad can be scrumptious served with any form of Beef, Pork, or Lamb Cooked on the Grill! I’d additionally like it with Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Sauteed Scallops, Pan-Fried Pork Tenderloin, or On the spot Pot Teriyaki Hen.

Extra Tasty Salads with Jicama:

Spicy Broccoli and Jicama Salad
Cross-Cultural Jicama Salad
Apple Jicama Slaw
Black Bean Salad with Jicama
Jicama Slaw

Elements

  • 1 small mango, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped jicama (kind of to style)
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber (kind of to style)
  • 2 cups chopped cherry tomato (kind of to style)
  • 1 crimson bell pepper, chopped (kind of to style)
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (kind of to style)
  • 1 tsp. onion salt (kind of to style)
  • fresh-ground black pepper to style

Directions

  1. Should you’re utilizing complete jicama, lower it into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Then lower off the sides with the peel (a lot simpler than peeling it) and lower it into cubes. 

  2. Lower cucumbers lengthwise into fourths after which slice to make chopped cucumber.
  3. Lower ends off crimson bell pepper, take away seeds, lower into half inch thick slices, after which chop into squares.
  4. Chop cherry tomatoes (or use bigger tomatoes and chop into chunks if that is what you might have.)
  5. Peel mango if utilizing, and chop into items.
  6. Toss collectively jicama, cucumber, crimson bell pepper, cherry tomato, and mango till components are well-combined.
  7. Then add the lime juice and toss once more.
  8. Sprinkle with onion salt and fresh-ground black pepper and toss once more.
  9. Serve immediately or chill.
  10. The salad will keep good within the fridge in a single day though you may not have any leftovers!

Notes

If you will discover strips of pre-cut jicama at your retailer, I extremely suggest utilizing them. You should buy Onion Salt (affiliate hyperlink) at Amazon.com if in case you have a tough time discovering it.

This recipe is from my sister Laurel.

Diet Info:

Yield:

6

Serving Dimension:

1
Quantity Per Serving: Energy: 69Whole Fats: 0gSaturated Fats: 0gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 0gLdl cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Diet data is mechanically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m utilizing. I’m not a nutritionist and can’t assure 100% accuracy, since many variables have an effect on these calculations.

Laurel's Jicama Salad square image of salad in serving bowl

Low-Carb Food regimen / Low-Glycemic Food regimen / South Seashore Food regimen Ideas:
This salad is comparatively low in internet carbs, making it a great aspect dish for any low-carb food plan, and it’s good for Part Two of the unique South Seashore Food regimen. In order for you fewer carbs for a Keto food plan or wish to eat this for the South Seashore Food regimen Part One, omit the mango.

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