Jicama, Pear, and Mint Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing

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Since going on the Autoimmune Protocol, I have been continually searching for new vegetables to switch things up from the usual rotation. I happened to be in a grocery store I don’t shop at often, and was reminded of jicama, a vegetable I used to buy all the time. Here I use it to make a crunchy salad with a little added sweetness from a pear and a light dressing with hints of citrus and ginger. It makes a lovely snack or a nice addition to a larger meal.


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Jicama, Pear, and Mint Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb jicama, sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 small pears, sliced thinly
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • a few sprigs of mint and/or parsley
  1. Combine the jicama and pears in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, olive oil, cider vinegar, ginger powder, and sea salt together.
  3. Add to the jicama and pears and toss with the mint and parsley.

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.


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  • Bekah says

    I just made this recipe for a dinner party of 8 and everyone loved it. I had enough left over (I always make too much food) to send left-overs home with guests and they were very grateful. I even have them e-mailing me asking for the recipe. I’m glad I found this one on Pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing!

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