Mango Jicama (HEE-KA-MA) Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing

Mango Jicama (HEE-KA-MA) Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing

This mouth-watering refreshing Mexican cuisine-based super healthy salad can accompany any meal but goes well with Mexican foods. As you can see in the picture below, we tried this delicious salad with homemade crunchy tacos, and uhh, it was so good!

Here is how you make this super healthy and delicious Mexican salad.

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Recipe Profile: Mexican cuisine, Vegetarian plant-based side dish

Recipe Attribution: Christy Wilson, RDN 

Note: The amount of salt and Chile is cut down from the original recipe to make it a healthier green dot and less spicy recipe.


This super healthy Mexican salad is rated as a Green dot, health-promoting food in our food rating system (Food Coach) due to the following beneficial qualities, which are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed within daily needs:

  • Low in calories per serving
  • Low in carbohydrates and zero fat
  • Good source of dietary fiber
  • A Healthy balance of sodium
  • Antioxidant-rich and other health-promoting plant-based compounds
  • No artificial flavors or colors

One serving of this delicious salad meets about a 1/2 cup of vegetable serving of MyPlate recommendations of about 2.5 cups a day on a 2000 calorie diet. It is also an outstanding balance of calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and zero in fat. It is also a good source of vitamin C (23 % DV). Balanced macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber) are rich foods that can promote overall health and wellness by maintaining blood sugars, weight control, and heart health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts our body’s immunity and prevents us from many diseases.

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Disclaimer: We’d like to let you know that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your healthcare provider and register for our Wellness Workshop to help you eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence to improve your overall health and wellness.