Jicama Lime Salad

The majority of individuals can only tolerate eating so many salads with the same old romaine/iceberg blend stacked with a few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes. Try switching up your salad routine with our Jicama Lime Salad. This salad offers a spicy and citrusy explosion of flavors, with an impressive nutritive value to boot. Jicama has been touted as one of the latest super foods because, for very few calories, it contains a high content of fiber and vitamin C. This crunchy veggie also has high levels of inulin, which promotes good bacteria in the gut!

Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

2 oz (26 oz) jicama,trimmed, cut into 1/4” x 2“ strips
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, salt, cayenne pepper and mix well. Add jicama strips and toss until jicama is thoroughly coated, add optional parsley or cilantro, and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 60
Sodium: 330mg
Sugars: 3g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Fiber: 8g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrate: 15g

Brigid Titgemeier, nutrition assistant at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, contributed to this article.

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