Cooling Fall Salad: Jicama, Apple, and Cucumber

Here in Austin, Texas it may be well into fall but we’re still experiencing days with highs in the 80s. It’s early November and it was just a few weeks ago that we put in our fall garden. After a day at the farmers’ market and putting in a garden outside, it was time for something cooling. Who knew that jicama, apple, and cucumber would be so delicious together? They are. Believe me. Or try it yourself. I might put orange slices in this mix next time. The crispness was great and the sweetness that the apple has brought it all together.

Jicama, Cucumber, and Apple Salad
1 small cucumber
1 small crisp and sweet apple (like gala or pink lady)
1 jicama
juice of 1 lime
sprinkle of salt
dash of chili powder

Peel all of the ingredients. Cut each into matchstick-style slices. Toss in a bowl with the lime and salt. Add chili powder a tiny bit at a time, use more if you like it spicy!


About Salts Kitchen

I write. I eat. And I cook. I write about what I cook and eat. I love finding new foods, being inspired to make something I've never made, and most of all I love feeding other people things that they have never tried before. I like disproving myths about food and what it means to eat well, to eat healthy, often on a budget, and for some of us- to eat with a bunch of food allergies (and still eat well!).
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6 Responses to Cooling Fall Salad: Jicama, Apple, and Cucumber

  1. Dahlia Ture says:

    Have you found jicama to grow around here? I fell in love with it in Hawaii and thought it might grow around these parts with it being native to Mexico at all, but I haven’t seen it yet.

    • Salts Kitchen says:

      Unfortunately, I haven’t seen jicama growing here. I don’t think that roots grow very well in general in our Central Texas soil. It’s why the carrots are so stunted when I try to grow them myself here. I might ask some of the farmers this weekend if they know more about that!

  2. Karen says:

    This sounds like a lovely, crunchy and refreshing salad. I have an apple orchard and I am always looking for a new use of my apples and now I have a nice one. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Oh, by the way I was born and lived in Texas and still have family there. At least your weather isn’t in the 100’s anymore thank goodness.

    • Salts Kitchen says:

      Thanks so much for checking out my blog Karen! I have been working on several apple recipes lately (cakes and ciders alike), but there just aren’t many growers out here. I’d be interested to hear more about what you do with all your apples.

  3. Patricia Walsdorf says:

    Whats the dressing?

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