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Jicama & Avocado Salad

Prep time
20 mins
Entrée | Side dishes | Vegetables
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free
Adapted from A Taste of Heaven and Earth by Bettina Vitell


This salad combines the wonderful flavors of jicama and avocado with refreshing citrus. However, contrasting textures make this recipe really sing. Crisp and refreshing, this salad is a great light dinner on its own, but is also perfect paired with jerked pork (or tofu) for a tropical evening at home. Mango margaritas, anyone?


1⁄2 corange juice
1 Tlime juice
2 avocados (ripe, peeled, stoned, and sliced)
1 red leaf lettuce (head (about 3/4 lb.))
3⁄4 lbjicama (peeled and julienned)
2 corn taco shells (crispy, or more according to preference)
  orange raspberry viniagrette ((see recipe below))
1⁄3 coil (walnut, canola, or olive)


Salad: Wash lettuce and tear lettuce into a large salad bowl. Add jicama and avocado slices, then toss gently with the vinaigrette. Toast taco shells at 350º for 10 minutes until crisp. Break crispy tacos shells into halves or thirds. Serve salad on individual plates with generously garnished with taco pieces. To make dressing: combine orange juice, oil, and lime juice in a jar with a tight lid. Shake well, and serve.