Jicama Mint Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

It’s a bit ironic that I am posting this recipe on our first drizzly day of autumn.  Usually, I make this dish on a hot day…but sometimes a girl has just got to have her crunch!  This little salad is earthy, light and refreshing all at the same time.

If jicama is new to you, alert, alert!  It is awesome!  With it’s slight earthy sweetness and major crunch, it is amped with nutrients.  It is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and a small amount of protein.  Yep, it makes for a perfect snack or side dish that makes you feel good.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the crunch from my salsa and chips, but this makes for a nice alternative that feels less naughty.

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This Jicama Mint Salad with Chili Lime Dressing is the essence of simplicity.  Peel and then grate or cut the jicama into matchsticks, so that your salad will have a good crunch.  

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Then add the chopped up mint.  Whisking the lime juice, olive oil, honey, chili, and salt together, pour your dressing over the salad and give it a gentle toss.

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The color of this simple salad makes me smile.  A lovely balance of slightly sweet, spicy, and tangy, this may become a new favorite side.  It is perfect pairing for barbecued meats and veggies.  Think of it as a sweet and earthy twist to coleslaw.

Happy crunching!

xoxo

Chanda

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Jicama Mint Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

This little salad is earthy, light and refreshing all at the same time. Did we mention it's amped with nutrients also??

Course: condiment, Dressing, Gluten Free, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, vegan, vegetarian
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized jicama
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground chili
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Peel and then grate or cut the jicama into matchsticks, so that your salad will have a good crunch. 

  2. Then add the chopped up mint.  Whisking the lime juice, olive oil, honey, chili, and salt together, pour your dressing over the salad and give it a gentle toss.

  3. Serve this salad with some BBQ'd meat and veggies. Think of it as a healthy alternative to coleslaw!

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