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Jícama, Radish, and Pickled Shallot Salad with Feta

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Bright, zesty, and refreshing, this crunchy salad can be served over tacos, alongside black beans and rice, or eaten all on its own.


  • 2 small shallots, cut in half crosswise and then thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 5 medium radishes, trimmed, quartered lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium jícama (about 1 lb), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus 1 Tbs. cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. finely grated lime zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 Tbs. grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 170
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 11
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 360
  • Carbohydrates (g): 14
  • Fiber (g): 5
  • Protein (g): 4


  • In a small bowl, combine the shallots with the red wine vinegar and 1/4 tsp. salt; let sit until the shallots have mellowed and turned a light pink, about 15 minutes. Strain the shallots and discard the liquid.

    In a medium bowl, toss the shallots, radishes, jícama, cilantro, and a pinch of salt.

    In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, lime zest, 1/4 tsp. salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Gradually whisk in the grapeseed oil.

    Toss the dressing with the vegetables. Fold in the feta and season to taste with salt and pepper.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • LadyBoomer | 03/31/2014

    What a refreshing salad! Didn't change a thing! Served it with the poblano peppers stuffed with cheddar & chicken. It added the perfect crunch & tang.

  • smoberly | 12/08/2010

    It's good fresh but it's even better as leftovers. I didn't give it 5 stars because the flavors don't really develop as a fresh salad....it really does need that extra time to steep and develop flavor for a day or two.

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