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Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Bright white jicama and fruity shades of pineapple, orange and mango, jeweled with emeralds of herby cilantro–this crunchy juicy jicama fruit salad with cilantro and lime dances in your mouth. A refreshingly light accompaniment to Mexican and Southwestern meals!

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Did you know that cilantro is basil and mint’s cousin? Were you thinking cilantro too pungent and would be weird in dessert? It must be the family resemblance that works, because cilantro is a wonderful counterpoint to the agave sweetened citrus juices and fruit. (If you are one who loathes cilantro, you can easily substitute basil or mint for the cilantro in this salad.)

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Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime cutting supremes of oranges

Sometimes at the grocery checkout back in Park City, the cashier asks me about the big unfamiliar brown turnip-looking vegetable I am buying. I wish I could cut into the jicama right then and there and offer them a refreshing bite.

If I had a lime, I’d cut that for a squeeze of juicy sparkle. I want everyone to know jicama’s surprising crisp texture and mild sweet taste, particularly with a bump of lime.

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime veffie array

Besides a well-stocked grocery store here in this sleepy southern Baja town, we’re lucky to have the fruit and vegetable stand, Frutas y Verduras La Pitahaya, run by a couple of local ladies, Rocio and Danna. I call their store “the girls.” The girls are always busy–you can’t believe how much produce, eggs, dried beans, and nuts that roll in and out of their shaded storefront. They stock the best and freshest in town.

fruit and vegetables store in Baja

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime mango and "girls"

When there are no other customers I make a point to chat in Spanish with Rocio, who graciously corrects my mistakes and phrasing. Her outgoing and friendly joshing goes on all day with a turnstile of customers, in English or Spanish, depending on the person. In the store, I’ve overheard her on the phone swearing like a Spanish sailor, using words I would never say because Spanish is not my mother tongue.

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Since I bought the jicama, pineapple, mango, oranges, limes, and cilantro for this salad, I had planned to take the girls some of the extra. But whoops, Robbie and I ate it all. Bottom line, this salad is delicious!

Here’s to a fabulous week!

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime scooting off to the store for ingredients

Here’s a short video on cutting mangoes the easy way.

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  • You giving me a delicious travel bug. GREG Reply · 19 February, 2015

    • Letty

      thanks Greg. I’ve got that bug too. Where are we going next? Reply · 21 February, 2015

  • Kelly

    Made it today, much needed citrus hit on this chilly March 1st in Kansas! Reply · 1 March, 2015

    • Letty

      Thanks Kelly. I hope you and your eaters enjoyed the salad! Reply · 2 March, 2015

  • Brittany

    I traded out yellow peppers for the oranges. Delicious! Reply · 22 February, 2019

    • Awesome Brittany! Way to use what you have creatively! Reply · 22 February, 2019

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