Heck of a Jicama Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 medium jicama root, peeled and sliced into thick matchsticks

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 limes, juiced

2 hearts romaine, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, a handful of leaves, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, eyeball it in the palm of your hand

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place jicama in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and sugar, and add the juice of 1 lime. Let jicama stand 15 minutes. While jicama softens, work on the rest of your meal.
  2. Arrange romaine on a serving plate. Top romaine with jicama. Juice 1 lime into a small bowl, add cilantro and cumin. Whisk in extra-virgin olive oil in a slow stream. Pour dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper.