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Grated Raw Beet Salad with Jicama, Avocado, and Orange

Raw beets taste similar to raw carrots in that they’re sweet, juicy, and crisp. Jicama, a Mexican root vegetable that looks like a large, pale, round potato, is crunchy and mild when peeled and eaten raw. If you can’t find jicama, simply substitute cubed cucumber in this salad.



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2 cups grated jicama
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2 cups grated raw beets (3 medium beets)
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1 avocado, thinly sliced
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1 navel orange, peeled, sectioned, each section cut into thirds
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½ cup chopped cilantro
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3 Tbs. thawed orange juice concentrate
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1 Tbs. lime juice
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½ tsp. ground cumin
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½ tsp. ground coriander
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1½ Tbs. olive oil
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¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds


1. Place beets in medium bowl along with jicama, avocado, orange, and cilantro.

2. Whisk together orange juice concentrate, lime juice, cumin, and coriander. Whisk in oil. Pour over beet mixture, and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle each serving with toasted pumpkin seeds.  

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
18 g
0 mg
136 mg
6 g
9 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

We really enjoyed this recipe. Very fresh and summer-y. Can't wait to eat the rest tomorrow.

OMG, this is such a good salad! Keeps in the fridge for a few days too.

I agree. It's delicious, and it was fun to finally see what a jicama looked like straight from the farmers' market. This is a great salad to bring to a picnic.

I made this salad for Father's Day Dinner. My picky husband and other guests liked it! Simple and Tasty! Beets pink and Avocado green look pretty, too.

This recipe is sooooooo good.

Made this for lunch today and it was so delicious! I subbed the jicima with cucumber and approximated serving for one! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Will be awesome at a dinner party!

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