Jicama Apple Salad - a crisp, crunchy, and refreshing salad with jicama, apple, cilantro, and lime. It’s perfect for a light salad or a veggie-filled snack.
Have you ever had jicama? It’s one of my favorite vegetables - especially in early spring. When we have warmer days and a crispy, refreshing veggie sounds like just the ticket to spring away from the hearty soups of winter. Although jicama is available year round, peak jicama season runs from October through late spring, making it the perfect transition vegetable that’s available before the other early spring veggies.
This jicama apple salad includes deliciously crunchy jicama, sweet and tangy apple, cilantro, and lime. It’s the perfect side dish for just about any meal. Works great for cookouts and picnics, or as an addition to your lunch or dinner. This healthy snack is quick and easy to prepare.
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This simple and refreshing Jicama Apple Salad uses a single bowl. And once you have the jicama and apple cut up, it all comes together in mere minutes. Here’s what you’ll do:
1 - Prep the jicama (check out our jicama how-to). Using a chef’s knife, cut a thin strip off the top and bottom of the jicama. Then following the curve, slide your knife under the peel to remove the peeling. Then cut the jicama vertically into slabs and slice each slab into strips. Cut the strips into thinner strips to make matchsticks-size pieces of jicama. Alternatively, you can use a mandoline, grater, or food processor (the quickest method) to julienne the jicama. Then place the jicama in a medium-size bowl.
2 - Slice the apple and cut into matchstick-size pieces. No need to peel the apple as the skin adds extra fiber and nutrients! Combine the apple and jicama.
3 - Finish and serve: Roughly chop cilantro and add to the jicama apple mixture. Add in the lime juice, olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. And you’re done! Yes, it’s that easy.
Refreshing Jicama Apple Salad: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
This salad doesn’t require special tools or equipment, but there are a few tools that make preparing this salad much easier.
My favorite way to julienne jicama is to cut it into quarters and pop it into my food processor with the medium shredding blade. You can also use a mandoline, just be careful and go slow! Or a grater will also work.
Don’t have any of the above tools? A good chef’s knife will always do the trick, but it will take a bit longer to julienne jicama the old fashioned way.
Juicer: I consider our juicer a staple in our kitchen. Really helpful for catching lemon seeds, it also juices limes and gets every last drop! No more juicing by hand!
High Quality Ingredients: We aim to find locally-sourced, organic apples whenever possible. As a core member of the dirty dozen, apples are better purchased organically to avoid those potentially harmful chemicals and pesticides.
We hope you love this Jicama Apple Salad
- A perfect side dish for just about any meal
- Makes for a great, veggie-forward snack
- Is crisp and refreshing and packed with fiber
This Jicama Apple Salad is one of my go-to salads, especially when I’m looking for a quick, simple, and refreshingly crunchy salad. If you’re looking for more simple and refreshing salads, try out our Kale Fig Salad or our Jicama Kale Salad with Citrus.
Want more ideas for using jicama? Check out our post all about using jicama.
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Jicama Apple Salad
- 3 cups jicama julienned
- 1 apple julienned
- 1/2 cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 1-2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt to taste
- Prep jicama: Cut jicama and apple into matchstick size pieces, set aside in medium bowl
- Roughly chop cilantro and add to the jicama/apple mixture
- Serve: Add lime juice, olive oil, and salt to the bowl, combine and enjoy!
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