Jicama Salad


Fruity jicama combines with beets and oranges in this sweet, refreshing salad.


  • 3 jicama (about 2 pounds), peeled

  • 3 beets, trimmed and peeled

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths

  • 5 navel oranges

  • cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, cut jicama, beets, and carrots into a fine julienne. Toss in a large bowl.

  2. Cut off ends of oranges; using a paring knife, remove peel, pith, and outer membranes, following the curve of the fruit. Working over a bowl to catch the juices, cut between sections to remove whole segments; add segments to vegetables. Squeeze juice from membranes into a bowl; measure out 1/2 cup juice; reserve remaining juice for another use.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, and oil. Pour over vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with nuts; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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