Easy Side Dish: Jicama, Mango and Carrot Salad
Did all the moms out there have a great Mother’s Day? I know I did. My husband and kids treated me with a relaxing day that started with a delicious French toast and fresh fruit breakfast. The rest of the day was very low key and poolside, my favorite kind. I actually got a ton of reading in, which is what I was hoping for, finally finishing up a book I had been reading for a couple of weeks and starting up a new one. And I didn’t have to wash one dish all day. 😉
(me with the little guy who first made me a Mom…at his 2nd grade class’s Mother’s Day Muffin Breakfast on Friday – it was honestly the sweetest thing ever)
I almost didn’t post this recipe for you, because it’s embarrassingly simple. For me, “simple” seems to be becoming a reoccurring theme in the kitchen – and really, sometimes it’s hard to mess up simple when you have good fresh ingredients like this. Let’s face it, that kind of simple just tastes GOOD.
I had a pile of produce that had to be used up the other night. When I mean pile, I mean random stuff like a whole jicama, some carrots, a mango and limes. There were probably a few other friends in this random pile, but these guys jumped out at me when I was struggling with what to put on the side of some bean and cheese quesadillas I was making for dinner. Well, the answer was right in front of me – and this fresh little salad happened.
I think you’ll love it.
Jicama, Mango and Carrot Salad
Yield: serves 3-4 as a side dish
- 1/2 jicama, peeled and diced
- 1 mango, diced
- 1-2 carrots (depending on size, mine was huge), shredded
- juice of one lime
- 1 tablespoon light oil (I used grapeseed oil)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine jicama, mango and carrots in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil and honey. Pour over salad and gently toss. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and taste for seasoning.
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My sweet Amber happened to insert herself into this picture I took of our dinner on Instagram. She cracks me up. Don’t feel too sorry for her – she’s fed very well 😉
More easy side dishes from me to you:
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Roasted Red Potatoes with Smoked Paprika
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I love everything in this!! Yum!
What a sweet picture!! And I totally need this salad. I adore jicama, but don’t eat it very often.
Love this salad!
It sounds as though you had a wonderful Mother’s Day…I love that photo of you and your little guy. I adore jicama and can imagine how good it would be with mango and carrots.
Love all of that color! Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂
yum! I’m glad you posted this! i think the simplest recipes are often the best. We hung out poolside Saturday- the absolute best! I’m so thrilled that its warm. Glad you had a nice mama’s day! Ours was great too
I didn’t think I would like this at first but after trying it out of curiosity, I loved it. Great recipe that you provided.
I totally agree, simple is good. I also had a very similar day to yours minus the pool, but no washing dishes was the best treat! Haha!
Aww, so glad you had a nice Mother’s Day, Aggie! Sounds like it was totally ideal. I’m happy you decided to post this recipe after all, too! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week ahead.
What a great summer salad! (And the photo is SO sweet!)
What a beautiful picture of you and your son! And I have to try jicama now, looks good!
Simple and healthy. Nice!
Ha, look at Amber!!!! That sounds awesome – I love Jicama!
I love simple, especially these days : )
Yay for simple! Glad you had a great mother’s day 🙂
Yes! Love easy and healthy side dishes. What a creative combination of ingredients. Nice!
Beautiful photo of you and your sweet kiddo 🙂 Love this salad, so full of flavors and colors!
This looks so refreshing and totally delicious!
I love simple veggie dishes, and when the CSA farm share gets going–delayed 2 weeks due to the cold spring here in Ohio 🙁 I fully understand the feeling of seeing many vegetables that need to get processed NOW! This simple side dish looks great, and I bet the flavors of the fresh veg were really highlighted by the fresh lime.
I think Amber thinks she’s going to get a treat!
Amber is always thinking she’s getting a treat, lol. She lives under our kitchen table!! Ha!
Yes, I was in a CSA for a year and felt the same back then. When I shop I always pick up what looks good, not always the best plan but it keeps me on my toes as far as being creative in the kitchen 🙂
This sounds so good Aggie! Glad you had a great mother’s day!!!
This salad is such a gorgeous color! What a great combination of flavors, so perfect for Spring!
I have to feel sorry for Amber…she looks so deprived! Can’t wait to try out this salad!
This looks so incredibly fresh and flavorful, Aggie! Can’t wait to whip it up for summer!
Aw, your son looks just like you! I love a simple side dish, this looks wonderful 🙂
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I made this the other day for a get together with some girlfriends. It was so light and refreshing, completely delicious and beautiful. A huge hit! Thank you!
Thanks so much for letting me know!! So glad you all enjoyed it!
What a delish salad. I am a huge fan of jicama! Yum!!
Great salad. Hope its ok with you if we put a link to your recipe here:
Just tried it tonight. I felt it needed a little tang to make it a salad so added a little rice vinegar and that just made it perfect! The husband even liked it. I will be adding this to my box of recipes, perfect for a potluck.
great idea to add the rice vinegar! Will try that next time! thank you!
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