Jícama-Melon Salad

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    Ensalada de jícama con melón Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are from Fonda San Miguel: Thirty Years of Food and Art, by Tom Gilliland, Miguel Ravago, and Virginia B. Wood. For more on Cinco de Mayo, click here. Chef Miguel Ravago also shared some helpful tips exclusively with Epicurious, which we've added at the bottom of the page. Although many fresh condiments in Mexican cuisine are called pico de gallo ("rooster's beak"), this refreshing salad from the Mexican state of Jalisco is known as Pico de Gallo. Depending on the seasonal availability of fresh fruit, Miguel has found that the salad is equally good made with Rio Star grapefruit, pineapple, blood oranges, cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew melon. The contrast of sweet fruit, crunchy jícama, tangy lime juice, and a little dash of chili powder makes for a delightful palate cleanser.

    Ingredients

    • 1 large jícama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
    • 3 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned with pulp and membrane removed
    • 1 large cantaloupe or honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-size chunks
    • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
    • 1 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 sprigs cilantro, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 25 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.05%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.03%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 392 mg 16.34%
    • Calcium: 6 mg 0.64%
    • Potassium: 65 mg 1.85%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.98%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.96%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.28%
    • Vitamin C 7%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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