Jicama Salad with Cilantro and Chiles
Jicama is a round, tan-skinned root vegetable (often found in the exotic produce section of supermarkets, but it isnt usually expensive). It has a crisp, fresh, slightly sweet taste and is a natural with cucumber.
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup olive oil
2 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce
1 large jicama, peeled and julienned (about 3 cups)
2 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced into rounds (about 3 cups)
1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
1 to 2 fresh jalapeno chiles (1 red, 1 green), finely chopped
- Whisk together lime juice, oil, sugar, salt and hot pepper sauce in large bowl.
- Trim peel and pith from oranges. Cut in half lengthwise, then slice into thin half-moons.
- Add orange slices and remaining ingredients to dressing. Toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, and chill 1 hour or overnight. Serve on bed of lettuce, garnished with additional orange slices, if desired.