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Jicama and Watermelon Salad with Mint

Serves 8

Jicama is a root that resembles a turnip although it has a mild, sweet flavor and a crisp texture. Diced and tossed with watermelon, mint, watercress and a light dressing makes a beautiful side dish or salad course. Print Recipe

2 tablespoons champagne
   vinegar
2 tablespoons tequila

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon honey

- 
pinch cayenne pepper

½ cup canola oil

4 cups seedless watermelon, cut
   into ½ - inch dice
4 cups jicama, peeled and cut
   into ½ - inch dice

1 bunch watercress, washed
   and trimmed
½ cup mint leaves

- fine sea salt and freshly
   ground pepper

Jicama and Watermelon Salad with Mint

Whisk together the champagne vinegar, tequila, lime juice, honey and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and slowly whisk in the canola oil until emulsified.

Combine the watermelon and jicama large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add the vinaigrette; toss to coat evenly and place the salad on a platter.

Garnish the top with watercress and mint.