This is a really great cucumber salad that's light and flavorful and makes a great starter! Tastes fine as it is, but can be salted and peppered to taste, if desired. Just remember to add all ingredients and mix before adding in the tomatoes, as they are extremely delicate and do not withstand stirring very well once they are cut.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel cucumber, alternating rows so that thin green strips of peel are left. Slice cucumber into thin rounds.

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  • Stir cucumber, jicama, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a bowl until salad is evenly mixed. Gently fold tomatoes into salad.

Nutrition Facts

46 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 10.9g 4% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 10.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2016
I bought jicama for the first time always thought it was a strange thing. But if you haven't tried it this is a good recipe. The lemon tones down the jicama's sweetness. Nice balance of flavors. I did not have cherry so I used 4 roma tomatoes. I think it would be a nice side dish for anytime you want something light & fresh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
I bought jicama for the first time always thought it was a strange thing. But if you haven't tried it this is a good recipe. The lemon tones down the jicama's sweetness. Nice balance of flavors. I did not have cherry so I used 4 roma tomatoes. I think it would be a nice side dish for anytime you want something light & fresh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
very fresh, summery salad~also very good!! I added cilantro to it also Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
I added chopped sweet yellow pepper for a little color and flavor. Loved this salad. Keeps well in fridge for several days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
This was a great salad with Tamale Pie. I did not have white tomatoes so I used red cherry tomatoes. I also added a sprinkle of olive oil and s&p. Husband loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
Very nice combination. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2017
It came out wonderful. I was looking for a light fresh tasting cucumber salad and this was just that! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
I didn't add the tomatoes and should have added half the zest. it was very refreshing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2019
Wow. Fresh and zesty. It s like a cross between an apple and potatoe. This would be a great side for a steak or burgers. Read More