Source: "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo | Catégorie: Diabétique, Santé du cœur, Salades

Jicama and Sweet Lemon Salad

This crisp and refreshing salad is ideal for dining outdoors in the summer sun. Canola oil helps the flavors meld.

Jicama and Sweet Lemon Salad


  • 1 small jicama (about 8 oz/ 225 g), peeled, thinly sliced and cut into matchstick-sized pieces (about 1 1/2 cups/375 mL total)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced and cut into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple 250 mL
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves 30 mL
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 60 mL
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 5 mL
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 45 mL
  • 2 Tbsp pourable sugar substitute 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 10 mL
  • 1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes 0.5 mL


  • 1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss gently, yet thoroughly, until well blended. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • Tips: Jicama, also known as Mexican turnip, has crispy white flesh like a raw potato and the subtle taste of a pear. Jicama can be found in major supermarkets, but if it is not available, you can substitute firm pears.


8 servings


1/2 cup (125 mL)


Per Serving

Lipides3.5 g
Gras saturés0.3 g
Cholestérol0 mg
Glucides7 g
Fibres2 g
Protéines0 g
Sodium0 mg