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 co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. 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 has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following 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!

  • Tara says

    Can I substitute lime for the orange juice?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Sure, you just won’t want to use as much because it will be more tart and less sweet!

  • Ann says

    Hi there…where did you obtain your nutrition degree Mickey?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.

  • Di Gurney says

    Hi Mickey
    I have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, (Vasculitis) autoimmune disorders.
    I received my blood results back my TSH was so low as not to be on the scale accompanied with neck pain free T4 reaching the top of the scale range.
    I understand you cannot comment on medical matters but any advice would be appreciated. I am currently 5 weeks into AIP diet with excellent results for inflammation, no problems with arthritis now.
    Many thanks

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Di, it sounds like your thyroid levels are too high and should be checked out by a doctor – if you are on thyroid medication, your dose may be too high, or you might need to be tested for Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism). At any rate, you do need a medical practitioner to address these lab findings and treat you ASAP. I am so happy you are experiencing success with your arthritis, and wishing you further luck with sorting this thyroid issue!

  • Tamara webster says

    Awesome! I bought jicama to do this recipe but I had a PDF copy of the book and there was no dressing recipe. And then it wasn’t in the hard copy I bought. No matter found it now!! Have to wait until grocery day to get more pears boooo! Can’t wait

  • Angie says

    Hi! Can I take out the apple cider vinegar or replace it with something else? This salad looks so refreshing and delicious!

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