Daily Recipe - Jicama Citrus Salad

by Divine Domesticity on April 8th, 2008

It was eating this salad that made me realize that I do not like grapefruit. Not one bit really. It does smack of spring time though, and would be great for those that embrace grapefruits, in all of their sour horror.

Jicama Citrus Salad
Serves 4

1 red grapefruit, peel and pith removed
1 navel orange, peel and pith removed
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 small jicama, (about 1 1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 Kirby cucumber, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

1. Working over a large bowl, carefully carve out sections of grapefruit and orange from membranes using a paring knife, letting sections fall into bowl and reserving membranes. Transfer juices to a small non-reactive bowl; squeeze membranes into bowl. Discard membranes.

2. Add lime juice, cilantro, red pepper flakes, and salt to the small bowl with the juices; stir to combine. Add jicama, apple, and cucumber to the large bowl with the fruit. Pour juice mixture over fruit mixture. Gently toss to coat. Let salad stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Adapted from MarthaStewart.com


Deborah said...

Oooh I remember this one! I didn't think we had jicama here. Apparently it's called mooli. So now you know if you have any other idiot European readers like me! This looks so yum and I still haven't tried it!

Anonymous said...

YUM! This looks amazing! So colorful and bright!