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Jícama Salad with Chile and Lime recipe

Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is a large,crunchy, root vegetable. A popular Mexican vegetable, it is sometimescalled the ‘Mexican potato’. Jicamas are available year roundand can be found in Hispanic markets and most supermarket produceaisles. This flavorful crunchy salad goes well with PorkTortas or SouthwesternGrilled Pork Tenderloin.

Recipe: Jícama Saladwith Chile and Lime

1 medium jícama, about one pound
2 small cucumbers, seeded and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
3 seedless oranges, peeled, halved and sliced
8 radishes, thinly sliced
1/3 cup lime juice (2 limes)
Salt
2 to 3 teaspoons ground red chile*
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Peel jícama, cut in half, thenslice 1/4-inch thick; cut slices in half diagonally. Toss jícamawith cucumbers, oranges, radishes and lime juice. Season to tastewith salt.
  • Arrange on a serving platter, sprinklewith chile and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.

    Serves 8.

    *Check Mexican markets for ground red chile.Substitute cayenne pepper (for a hot flavor) or chili powder(for a milder flavor) if ground chile is not available

    Recipe provided courtesy of Pork: The OtherWhite Meat.


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