Jicama Pineapple Salad

Jicama Pineapple Salad

The refreshing jicama, combined with sweet raisin and tart pineapple tidbits, will make this Jicama Pineapple Salad one of your favorite side salads.

Jicama is a crunchy mild vegetable that is commonly used in Mexican delicacies. The appearance of Jicama is similar to a turnip. It looks like a raw potato on the inside, however, it doesn’t taste like a potato. Instead, It has a crisp, starchy, and slightly sweet taste like a mild apple. One thing to note is that if you cut Jicama, it won’t brown like an apple. Learn more about Jicama here.

In this dish, you will add vegan mayonnaise, which is an entirely gluten-free and healthier option. The mayonnaise will make your salad creamy and delicious. Here are the benefits of the ingredients in this jicama salad, and a step-by-step recipe you can follow. 

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Jicama Health Benefits

Jicama is known as a starchy root vegetable that is similar to a potato or turnip. It tastes slightly sweet, but it is actually low in sugar. This makes it a good carbohydrate choice for people who want to lose weight or have other issues like diabetes.

The roots of this plant are safe and nutritious to intake, but the rest of the plants and their beans are very toxic. Jicama is very delicious, crunchy, juicy, with a slight sweetness, nutty and earthy flavor.    

  • Jicama contains essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, E, beta carotene, potassium, folate, and magnesium. It’s low in calories, fiber, and water. 
  • It is a good source of antioxidants that can lower the risk of chronic diseases and protect our bodies against cell damage.
  • Jicama is beneficial to heart health by balancing cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, and increasing healthy circulation.
  • It is full of dietary fiber and water that help to promote digestion. 
  • Jicama can make you feel full for a longer time so that you can manage a healthier diet.   

Raisin Health Benefits

Raisins are specially dried yellow, brown, or purple grapes that are processed through a drying process in the sun or food dehydrator. The nutrients and sugars are highly present in grapes which makes raisins very healthy in the salad.

You can also include them in baked foods like cakes, cookies, muffins, pie, and bread. Raisins are naturally sweet, but good for your health. they can boost iron levels, keep bones strong, and boost digestion. 

If you crave candy or sweets, raisins are a great thing to have as they are healthy and can satisfy your cravings. There are several health benefits of raisins:

  • Raisin contains fiber that can have a laxative effect on our stomach to relieve constipation and keeps toxins and waste products out of the body.   
  • Raisin has a good amount of magnesium and potassium that help to get rid of toxins and acidity from our body. It prevents diseases like kidney stones, heart diseases, arthritis, and gout. 
  • Raisins are enriched with iron and B-complex vitamins, which help to treat anemia and produce red blood cells.
  • They have antioxidants that can help to protect our bodies against free radical damage, which is the root of tumors and colon cancer.
  • Raisins are good for keeping our eyesight strong and protect it from free radical actions. 
  • If you are wanting to gain weight, then raisins are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It has fructose and glucose, which can gain weight without causing bad cholesterol.       

Pineapple Health Benefits

Pineapple is very delicious, and it is healthy as well. The origins of pineapples were from South America, and early European explorers named it pineapple as it resembled a pinecone. Pineapple has many health benefits that are linked to boosting your immune system, aiding digestion problems, quickening the recovery time, etc.

  • Pineapple is filled with one of the essential vitamins called vitamin C, which is good for our immune system. One cup of pineapple has enough vitamin C to protect body cells and create good collagens.
  • The mineral manganese has a big role in our body’s metabolism. Our bone health is improved drastically with a good amount of manganese. 
  • Bromelain is a mixer of enzymes that helps to digest protein present in pineapples.
  • Pineapples are full of phenolic acids and flavonoids, which are two antioxidants that shield your cells from free radicals.
  • The bromelain in pineapple has anti-inflammatory benefits, which can assist your muscles to recover quickly after a workout.

What Is Vegan Mayo?

Vegan mayo is made by emulsifying fats, acid, and water to form a thick creamy sauce. Sunflower oil, cashews, lemon juice, water, and seasonings are blended at a high speed to form a thick and creamy vegan mayo. You can still enjoy mayonnaise in your favorite dishes while eating vegan. It is a lot healthier for you as well!

Vegan Mayo Brands

  • Just Mayo
  • Vegenaise
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mayo
  • Kensington Vegan Mayo
  • Nayonaise
  • Many more, new brands appearing quite often!

Jicama Salad Recipe

  • 1 medium jicama
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 small can of pineapple tidbits (drain it)
  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. any sweetener (I used agave)

How to Make Jicama Salad?

  • Rinse the jicama well. Peel the jicama, and then shred it using a box grater or food processor.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the grated jicama with mayo and sweetener and gently combine them.
  • Add in the raisins and pineapple in a bowl. Stir the salad until the ingredients are fully combined. 
  • You can immediately serve the jicama pineapple salad, or cover it and put it in the fridge to chill thoroughly. This delicious salad will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 6 hours. 

More Jicama Recipes

Jicama Cucumber Salad

Jicama Slaw

Air Fryer Jicama Fries

Jicama Tortillas

Jicama Chips

Baked Jicama Fries

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Jicama Pineapple Salad

The refreshing jicama, combined with sweet raisin and tart pineapple tidbits, will make this Jicama Pineapple Salad one of your favorite side salads.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jicama pineapple salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 426kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium jicama
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 small can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or any other sweetener

Instructions

  • Rinse the jicama well. Peel the jicama, and then shred it using a box grater or food processor.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the grated jicama with mayo and sweetener and gently combine them.
  • Add the raisins and pineapple to a bowl. Stir the salad until the ingredients are fully combined.
  • You can immediately serve the jicama pineapple salad, or cover it and put it in the fridge to chill thoroughly. This delicious salad will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 6 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 143mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg

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