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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.

Southern Living JUNE 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 99
  • Calories from fat: 6%
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 587mg
  • Calcium: 36mg

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