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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 isn’t usually expensive). It has a crisp, fresh, slightly sweet taste and is a natural with cucumber.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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¼ cup fresh lime juice
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¼ cup olive oil
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2 tsp. sugar
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½ tsp. salt
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¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce
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4 oranges
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1 large jicama, peeled and julienned (about 3 cups)
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2 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced into rounds (about 3 cups)
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1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced
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1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
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1 to 2 fresh jalapeno chiles (1 red, 1 green), finely chopped

Instructions: 

  1. Whisk together lime juice, oil, sugar, salt and hot pepper sauce in large bowl.
  2. Trim peel and pith from oranges. Cut in half lengthwise, then slice into thin half-moons.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
129
Protein: 
2 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
17 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
155 mg
Fiber: 
5 g
Sugar: 
8 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

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Great recipe!

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