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May 30, 2010 11:09 PM

jicama and watermelon salad.

Tonight I took a jicama and sliced it on the mandoline and then did the same with watermelon. About 1 c of each. I then added juice of 1 lime, 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar, salt and pepper , a touch of balasamic and i teaspoon of white sugar and lastly some chiliepowfer. It was refreshing and crunchy.. try itl especially in the warmer climates.

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  1. I do the same but I'll switch it up with fresh mango and I add fresh mint to the mix..bunch of it.
    Outfrigging standing salad..
    Huge hit and super refreshing with that crunch factor.

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      Yes, I like the mango-jicama connection as well, dressed with orange, lemon and lime juice, with a hit of ancho powder and cilantro.

      1. re: Beach Chick

        Yep, I like it with fresh mint too.

      2. sounds good, y'all! wonder how fennel would sub for jicama?

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        1. re: alkapal

          Fennel's great anywhere! But why not in addition to the jicama?

          I never thought about slicing anything the consistency of watermelon on the mandoline. Any problems with that?

          1. re: c oliver

            i've seen cantaloupe and honeydews sliced on a mandoline, but not watermelon. seems like it might fall apart, to me. i guess it depends on how thick one can adjust the slices to be.....

            1. re: alkapal

              it was definitely a watermelon that held its water content together and so i was able to use it on the mandoline!

        2. The local paper featured a "tic tac toe" watermelon jicama salad a couple of weeks back that was similar. Here's that creatively plated idea. :)

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          1. re: kattyeyes

            s-k, i like the tic tac toe logs. i think the planks of watermelon allow a neat "meaty" bite of sweet watermelon.

            1. re: kattyeyes

              thanks you so much for this picture. I love chowhoune for all this info. It is just as I thought it would be. I get to hear from "my people."

              1. re: readytoslurp

                I agree--I love hearing from "my people" here for the same reason. :) You might also check the National Watermelon Promotion Board site for creative ideas and additional recipes. I saw a Rubik's cube over there. Crazy, crazy. Enjoy!

            2. The variation I've tried, (and recommend!)


              has strawberries as well as watermelon and jicama. Oh the color of this stuff !

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              1. re: blue room

                I've saved that and will probably fix it this week. It sounds great. Rum optional? HA!