Recipe

Watermelon Jicama Salad

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This refreshing summer salad boasts a wonderful mixture of tender and crunchy textures, and is delicious served alongside grilled steak or chicken. For the best flavor, keep the ingredients for Watermelon Jicama Salad chilled and toss everything together just before serving.

Yield :  8  servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon (seedless preferred)
  • 1 cup chopped jicama
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 5 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine watermelon and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add cheese and toss gently.
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.
Watermelon Jicama Salad
Watermelon Jicama Salad!

Featured Ingredient:  Watermelon

Watermelon is the fruit icon of summertime: seed-spitting contests, cold slices eaten by the pool, juicy flesh pureed and used to flavor lemonade or cocktails. It’s hard to beat the sweet, juicy crispness of watermelon on a hot day. Full of water (so it’s good for keeping you hydrated), watermelon is also packed with potassium and vitamins A and C. If you plan to grow your own watermelon, you’ll need to dedicate a fair amount of room, as the melons grow on ground-crawling vines. It’s worth giving up some space, though, as the sweetness of a home-grown melon cannot be beat! Let us teach you how to grow watermelon in your own garden this summer.

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