Spicy Fruit and Veggies With Lime

Jícama is a crunchy, mild-tasting root vegetable. Peel its thin skin before cutting into strips. Jícama is usually enjoyed uncooked, but some folks like it in stir-fried dishes.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 99
Caloriesfromfat 6 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 587 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1/2 small jícama, peeled and cut into spears
1/2 pineapple, cored and cut into thick spears
1 mango, peeled and cut into spears
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into spears
Fresh lime juice (2 limes)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper or pequín chile powder
Lime wedges


Place first 4 ingredients in a shallow bowl or platter, dividing them in clusters. Drizzle with lime juice, and sprinkle with salt and red pepper. Serve immediately with lime wedges.


Elisa Levy, Tallahassee, Florida,

June 2004