Jicama Mint Watermelon Salad
Last weekend, I threw together an impromptu dinner some dear friends. The menu was mostly raw food. A wonderful corn and avocado salsa topped black bean burgers that were nested in butter lettuce. I wanted to make a quick savory watermelon salad but who knew it would end up the star of the meal!
When I create a new raw food recipe, I try to start with something I have on hand. That becomes the main ingredient and I add other flavors until I get the recipe just right. Balancing interesting flavors and textures is my passion. It’s like a dance. A pinch of this, a dash of that, and in the end, you have a balanced, tasty dish with flavor that explodes in your mouth. This simple salad accomplishes just that.
When I started this watermelon salad, I had planned to add more ingredients. But after the addition of jicama, mint, onion and Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper, the salad was perfect. The best moment of the evening was when my guests, with skepticism about a dish that had watermelon and onions in it, did a double take. They loved it and you will too!
This salad is easy to throw together and has a taste that is unbelievably fresh. It is a must for your summer recipes. Watermelon is one of those foods that we take for granted but did you know it is a nutritional powerhouse? It is higher in lycopene than tomatoes and packed with other antioxidants. To read more about the health benefits of watermelon click here: Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade.
- 6 cups cubed watermelon (I did a 1″ cube)
- 2 cups diced jicama (1/4 inch dice)
- 3/4 cup diced red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- Himalayan Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients. Let sit in the refrigerator for a bit to let the flavors meld before serving.
PICO SORIANO wrote on September 4, 2012
Susmitha - Veganosaurus wrote on September 3, 2012
This looks so very refreshing and delicious! I can just feel the crunch of the jicama and watermelon in my mouth. Yum!
Elizabeth wrote on August 29, 2012
This was really good. I made it at preschool and the kids loved it. I kept thinking it would have been so nice with cucumber. Have you ever tried cucumber?
Thanks for your beautiful site. I read it religiously!!!
Anton wrote on August 20, 2012
Im crazy about watermelon! Combination is nice.
Angela@veggievinyasa wrote on August 14, 2012
The flavor combo sounds amazing! I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award.
Keep up the inspiring posts!
Scott Jackson wrote on August 13, 2012
That looks like a great recipe. I wonder how it would taste with some strawberries thrown in? I make a watermelon strawberry juice and it tastes wonderful. I bet this would taste great with some added to it. Have you tried cubed raw yams or sweet potatoes? That would still give you some crunch and add some great nutrients from the sweet potatoes. You could cube them or you could cut them into thin strips. So many variations on a great recipe! I love it and thank you for sharing!
Charlene Austin wrote on August 12, 2012
I found your website as I’m looking for raw recipes but the very first thought I had was HOLY “beep” the photography is STUNNING. Wow! I know I’m going to love your blog do thank you in advance.