Carrot Jicama Salad Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

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Carrot Jicama Salad is an unexpected twist on a traditional favorite!

Make this Carrot Jicama Salad for your next summer dinner. It's crunchy, refreshing, and tangy with a kick from ground chipotle pepper! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

My Favorite Carrot Jicama Salad

Warm weather is upon us, and this Carrot Jicama Salad is the perfect way to sneak some veggies into your routine without heating up the kitchen.

That means it’s time for more backyard barbecues and summer fun.

With parties, picnics, and gatherings in the near future, this refreshing Carrot Jicama Salad is a great side dish to bring with you.

Carrot salad is a long-standing favorite of mine, but I decided to take it from sweet to savory in this recipe. First, I added jicama for crunch.

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What is Jicama?

Jicama is a brown-skinned root vegetable that has the texture and crunch of an apple. It’s slightly sweet though not fruity. In the market, look for jicama that’s firm with no shriveled skin. I use a knife to cut away the tough outer layer.

Just 100 grams – roughly 3-1/2 ounces – of jicama has 33% of your daily value of Vitamin C. It’s also a good sources of fiber as well as small amounts of iron and magnesium.

To make this a more savory dish, I added healthy mayo, ground chipotle pepper, and a squeeze of lime for the perfect tangy-spicy kick. The sweetness from the carrots and jicama balances everything out so perfectly.

Carrot Jicama Salad Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

How To Make Homemade Mayo

Click here for my homemade mayo recipe.

If you’d rather skip making homemade mayo so you can go lift weights – hey, I’ve been known to do that! – look for a crap-free brand with avocado or olive oil. I like this one and this one.

To shred the carrots and jicama, I use a shredding blade with my food processor. If you don’t have one, a simple box grater will do the trick. Bonus bicep workout!

You could also add shredded cabbage to this Carrot Jicama Salad for a more traditional take on slaw.

Carrot Jicama Salad Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Recently, I updated this Carrot Jicama Salad with a new name, better photos, and a revised recipe in my quest to always keep improving things for you.

Here’s the original photo for comparison.

Make this Carrot Jicama Salad for your next summer dinner. It's crunchy, refreshing, and tangy with a kick from ground chipotle pepper! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Carrot Jicama Salad Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Carrot Jicama Salad (Paleo, Whole30)

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

Make this Carrot Jicama Salad for your next summer dinner. It's crunchy, refreshing, and tangy with a kick from ground chipotle pepper! Paleo, gluten-free, and whole30.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 small jicama peeled and shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juice
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded carrots and jicama in a large bowl. Add the mayo, chipotle, hot sauce, cilantro, and lime juice. Stir until combined well.
  2. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Chill for best flavor.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Carrot Jicama Salad (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 249mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 72%
Vitamin C 33.2%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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