Jicama and Orange Salad Symphony


Dive into a world of refreshing flavors with Zesty Crunch: Jicama and Orange Salad Symphony. This salad is a vibrant blend of crunchy jicama, juicy oranges, and a medley of fresh herbs, all tossed in a zingy dressing. It's a celebration of textures and tastes, perfect for a light lunch or as an exciting side dish. The combination of sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors makes it a delightful palate cleanser or a complement to any meal.

Jicama and Orange Salad Symphony

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 portion (approximately 150g)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 15g


  • 1 large jicama, peeled and julienned
  • 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chili flakes (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine julienned jicama, orange sections, red bell pepper, and red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add chili flakes if desired.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients. Toss well to coat.
  4. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately or chill before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cut jicama and vegetables in uniform sizes for a pleasant texture.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor in the dressing.
  • Adjust the level of spiciness to your preference with chili flakes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I prepare this salad in advance?

Yes, but add the dressing just before serving to maintain freshness.

What other citrus can I use?

Grapefruit or blood oranges make great alternatives.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.