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Chayote-Jicama Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Jicama is a slightly sweet root vegetable enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety of Mexican dishes. Toss it thinly sliced with jicama, carrots and this easy jalapeno lime dressing for a zippy summer salad.



  1. Whisk the lime juice, vegetable oil, jalapeno and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Peel and slice the chayotes into thin wedges. Peel the jicama; thinly slice lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise into strips. Thinly slice the carrots. Toss the vegetables with the dressing and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. Photograph by Anna Williams