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Israeli Salad with Jicama
From: Jude

I found this easy, tasty recipe in a Chicago Sun-Times article on Passover recipes. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this one! This salad goes very well served on lettuce leaves for a light lunch.


  • 1 long English cucumber
  • 8-10 plum tomatoes or 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into a small dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion, either red,white or yellow (red looks nice in this)
  • 2 cups diced peeled jicama
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper

Peel cucumber, if desired, and cut into a small dice.

Mix cucumber with tomatoes, onion, jicama and parsley.

Add oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve cold or at room temperature.

*note,cut the vegetables no larger than 1/2 inch dice.

If you're making the salad more than a few hours ahead, don't add the salt until ready to serve or it will make the vegetables watery.