Jicama is a tuber that is similar in texture to a potato and in flavor to an apple. They are best when smooth and firm, with thin skins.

Martha Stewart Living, June July 1992, Martha Stewart Living, June July 1992

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Servings:
12
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  • Combine tomatoes, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a glass jar. Shake well and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Peel jicama by cutting a thin slice off the top and bottom and peeling all sides with a sharp knife. Cut into slices about 3/8 inch thick. Using assorted star-shaped cookie cutters, cut jicama slices into stars. Cover with a damp paper towel until ready to use.

  • Wash cucumber well; do not peel. Cut off tips and, using a vegetable peeler, cut into long, thin strips.

  • Place lettuces in a large bowl or on a platter. Arrange cucumber "stripes" and jicama "stars" on top of lettuce.

  • Using a fork, mash a little of the diced tomato in the dressing. Shake or mix well, adjust seasonings, and pour over salad.

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