Super healthy, light, and refreshing. This Crunchy Watermelon Jicama & Cucumber Salad is a perfect side dish for a weekend party, or any summer meal for that matter.
If you’ve never heard of Jicama, you’ve probably walked right by it many times. It’s not very pretty, but it’s packed with nutrition.
“The health benefits of jicama include its ability to help you manage weight, optimize digestion, boost the immune system, prevent various types of cancer, increase energy levels, manage diabetes, and build strong bones. Jicama also helps increase circulation, lower blood pressure levels, and boost brain function.” – Organic Facts
Jicama is a root vegetable and has a brown skin on it, but when you cut the skin away it kinda looks like an apple. It’s juicy and has a light flavor (almost like a cross between an apple and a potato). It’s a little firmer to cut through, but it works well as a crunchy addition to this salad with sweet watermelon and cucumber.
I love using fresh mint, I have some planted in a pot on the deck and it grows so fast. I’ll be giving a lot away because I’m sure it’ll be way more than we can use, even with freezing it. It’s too invasive to plant in my garden space, I’m afraid it would take over.
We had this Crunchy Watermelon Jicama & Cucumber Salad as a side salad with some lamb chops and Oven Roasted Asparagus, but it would also go good with Hawaiian Shrimp Kabobs or even a good slab of Smoky Ranchero Ribs.
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- 1 medium Jicama (chopped into matchstick size)
- 2 cups watermelon (cut into 1 inch squares)
- 1 cucumber (quartered and sliced)
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves (small dice or cut julienne style)
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 2 limes juiced and zest from 1 lime
- In a bowl mix together Jicama, watermelon and cucumber.
- Whisk together lime juice, chili powder, salt, pepper pour over salad and toss to combine.
Nutrition InformationYield About 8 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 57Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 1g
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