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Confetti Jicama Salad

 Confetti Jicama Salad
I love jicama dipped in citrus and sprinkled with salt and jalapenos. I needed to bring a salad to a 4th of July picnic so while I ate my jicama, I decided to use this crunchy vegetable created this salad for the holiday picnic.—Jan Ruiz, Yucaipa, California
6 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium jicama, peeled and julienned
  • 1-1/3 cups julienned seedless cucumber
  • 1 each small sweet red, orange and yellow peppers, julienned
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the jicama, cucumber, peppers and onions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, juice
  • concentrate, oil, garlic and seasonings. Pour over salad; toss to
  • coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir before
  • serving. Yield: 6 servings.

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Confetti Jicama Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 203 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.