Jicama Salad With Cucumber and Lime

"This recipe is a nice change from the typical green salad. A great salad for summer cookouts. Goes very well with spicy grilled beef dishes. The cook time is the standing time. This is a Whole Foods recipe that called for chili powder and I used this with ground chiptole powder."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins


  • 1 medium jicama, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes (Approximately 2 cups.)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes (Approximately 1 1/2 cups.)
  • 1 small lime, juice and zest
  • 12 - 1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
  • 18 teaspoon dried chipotle powder or 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper


  • In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.

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  1. sjkotylak
    I used to eat jicama and cucumber like this in Mazatlan all the time! I just cut it into sticks, squeezed the lime over it and sprinkled the seasoning and ate away! Made for ZWT 9
  2. Elmotoo
    WOW!!! I thought I had an average sized jicama but I diced up half of it & had well over 2c. I used 1 large cuke which I didn't peel. I used 2 limes since it was sort of doubled. We loved it! Well, the picky one wasn't so keen on the jicama. Crunch, crunch, crunch!! Absolutely BURSTING with flavor & not a drop of fat!! Brilliant! Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers.
  3. Random Rachel
    This was good! I have never tried jicima before; it smelled strong when I cut into it but seemed to mellow out as it sat in the lime juice with the cucumbers. For ZWT7
  4. Chef Jean
    This was a nice refreshing salad. I let it sit for about 3 hours at room temp before serving, and didn't think is was to sour. It did have a little spice to it, but we like that so that was not a concern for us. Next time I think I would cut the jicama smaller because I got a little tired of chewing so much! LOL. Made for ZWT 7
    This was a great refreshing salad served with some chicken quesadillas. I love the crunchiness of the jicama. I did make this ahead of time as per a previous reviewer mentioned. Just have to be careful on how big your lime is and how juicy it is... this can get real tart quickly. {Made and reviewed for NZ/AUS Recipe Swap #28, May '09}


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