This is a delicious Filipino salad, terrific for picnics or any outdoor fun. Singkamas are also called bangkwang or jicama.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the jicama, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, green chile peppers, ginger, and carrot in a large bowl. Whisk the water, vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a separate bowl; pour over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 244.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Wonderful salad! and also good for you the only change I made was to use Splenda and I reduced the amount to 1/4 of a cup with the stated amount it would have been too sweet for us. I can't think of something you can do to make it any better.Thanks lola for a delicious and healthy salad! Elvira Silva. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2012
This was okay. I love my veggies but this was in some ways just a little...I don't know...too much. Dressing is good and the veggies are good. I think it just needed something that wasn't so crunchy to tone it down a bit. My jaws were tired after eating this.:) Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Wonderful salad! and also good for you the only change I made was to use Splenda and I reduced the amount to 1/4 of a cup with the stated amount it would have been too sweet for us. I can't think of something you can do to make it any better.Thanks lola for a delicious and healthy salad! Elvira Silva. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Delicious light refreshing salad. I made as directed except I cut back on the ginger. It was wonderful. I took to a potluck and was asked for the recipe. I wondered how it would be leaving out the ginger and adding lime juice and cilantro. I'll try that next time. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
Excellent! I loved this recipe - made it as stated but substituted Splenda for the white sugar and left out the ginger root since I don't particularly care for it. Thanks for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2010
I had mixed reviews on this but overall I liked it so 4 stars from me. I used a jalapeno and made it the day before I served it -- that was too long and the jalapeno made this salad too spicy for most people so next time I'll use anaheims or poblanos plus not make it that far ahead! The ginger was very much the odd man out here and many people made a face when they first tasted it probably because they don't taste it much but no one commented really. This was a good salad with a definite Asian flair. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Delicious! I used an orange pepper instead of the green bell 4 banana peppers instead of the chile peppers and I didn't have ginger root (I thought I did) so I added a teaspoon of hot chili powder to the dressing. Very nice flavor. Served with Pollo Oaxaca and beans and rice. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
I used stevia instead of sugar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
I used a little under 2/3 cup honey instead of white sugar. My kids even loved it! Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
This was delicious!! I got a jicama in my CoOp basket and had no idea what to do with it. The only thing I did was add a yellow bell pepper with everything else because I needed to use it up. Awesome & great on a burger!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2014
I used the juice of two limes about a tablespoon of sugar a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil a handful of chopped cilantro grated the ginger into the dressing added about 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste over matchstick slices from 1/2 each of five different colored bell peppers one sweet onion one carrot and one finely minced jalapeño pepper. Garnished with finely sliced radishes and Thai basil it was colorful delicious and very much enjoyed at a family celebration dinner! I would make it again trying a red onion (which I didn't have on hand) and perhaps an additional jalapeño pepper and a little moe grated ginger for a bit more heat. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2012
This was okay. I love my veggies but this was in some ways just a little...I don't know...too much. Dressing is good and the veggies are good. I think it just needed something that wasn't so crunchy to tone it down a bit. My jaws were tired after eating this.:) Read More
(1)
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