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Alright, my vegan buddies, today let’s talk about vegan strawberry jicama salad which I can’t get enough of the sweet, juicy strawberries paired with the crisp, refreshing jicama. It’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth!

Whenever I make this salad for my friends and family, they go crazy over it. And let me tell you, it’s a total crowd-pleaser at summer cookouts and potlucks. Everyone loves the vibrant colors and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

But this salad isn’t just a taste sensation; it’s also perfect for you. Those ruby-red strawberries are packed with vitamin C, while the jicama gives you an excellent fiber boost without weighing you down. And since it’s 100% plant-based, my vegan and vegetarian buddies can dig in without any worries.

Whether you are looking for a light and refreshing lunch, a tasty side dish, or just a healthy snack to munch on, this vegan strawberry jicama salad hits the spot. It’s so easy to whip up, too, with just a few simple ingredients, and you’re good to go.

Trust me on this one – you have got to try this salad! It’s the ideal way to celebrate summer flavors while also enjoying something both tasty and nutritious for your health. 

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Why You’ll Love This Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad?

You’re going to absolutely love this vegan strawberry jicama salad for so many reasons. Let me highlight the key points:

1. Vegan-Friendly 

Being entirely plant-based, this salad is perfect for those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. But trust me, even your meat-eating friends will be asking for the recipe.

2. Health Boosting 

Not only is this salad delicious, but it’s also incredibly nutritious. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, while jicama is a great source of fiber and low in calories.

3. Easy to Prepare

This salad is made with a few simple ingredients and requires no cooking. It’s great for busy weeknights or last-minute events.

4. Budget-Friendly 

The ingredients to make this salad are affordable and readily available at any grocery store. Plus, it’s a great way to stretch your dollars by serving an inexpensive yet impressive side dish.

5. Dietary Restriction-Friendly

This nutrition power-packed salad is wholly gluten-free and oil-free. Plus, it fits perfectly into a paleo lifestyle and has no refined sugars in sight.

So, there you have it! This vegan strawberry jicama salad checks all the boxes to make you fall in love with this summer fruity salad. 

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Prepare Strawberry Jicama Salad

Vegan strawberry jicama salad is a pleasant and vibrant blend of flavors and textures that will appeal to your taste buds. Here’s the list of ingredients you will need to prepare this delightful salad:

For the Salad

  • Jicama: This Mexican root vegetable has a crunchy texture comparable to that of an apple or pear, as well as a somewhat sweet and nutty flavor that provides something fresh to salad.
  • Fresh strawberries: These luscious and delicious berries not only provide a pop of color to the salad, but they also have wonderful pH levels that pair well with the other ingredients.
  • Red onion: A small amount of onion may add depth and richness to the flavors. Red onion, in particular, adds a bit of heat and crunch.
  • Cilantro (or parsley if you prefer): This fragrant herb provides a fresh and lively element to the salad, improving its overall aroma and flavor.

For the Dressing

  • Lime juice: The tangy lime juice brings everything together, brightening up the flavors and providing a refreshing touch.
  • Olive oil (avocado oil if you prefer): A drizzle of olive oil adds a delicate richness and helps to coat the ingredients, allowing the flavors to blend seamlessly.
  • Honey or maple syrup: Just a little sweetness to balance the tartness of the lime.
  • Salt to taste: A pinch of salt enhances the natural flavors and brings out the sweetness of the strawberries and jicama.

With this simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients, you will have a salad that’s not only delicious but also incredibly refreshing for warm weather and as a side dish for any occasion.

Note: See the recipe card for quantities.

How to Make Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad?

Here are the ingredients you will need to prepare this incredibly delicious vegan strawberry jicama salad:

  1. Remove the brown skin of the jicama using a vegetable peeler or a knife. Cut the peeled jicama into long, thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick (called julienning).
  2. Rinse the strawberries with cool water. Remove each strawberry’s green leafy tops (known as the hull). Slice the strawberries into thin rounds or half, depending on their size.
  3. Thinly slice the red onion, creating long, thin strips.
  4. Rinse the cilantro under cool water. Use a knife to chop the cilantro leaves and tender stems into small pieces.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil (or avocado oil, if using), honey (or maple syrup, if using), and salt. Whisk the ingredients until well blended.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the julienned jicama, sliced strawberries, sliced red onion, and chopped cilantro.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salad ingredients and pour on the dressing. Use a spoon or tongs to gently toss the salad, making sure all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  8. You can serve the jicama and strawberry salad immediately or refrigerate it for up to a few hours before serving. The salad is best enjoyed chilled or at room temperature.

That’s it! This refreshing salad mixes the the sweetness of strawberries, crunchiness of jicama, and the tanginess of lime juice to create a pleasant-tasting experience.

Delicious Variations to Enhance Your Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad Taste

Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “But it’s already so good; how could it possibly get better?” Well, let me tell you, with a few simple twists and turns, this salad is about to become the star of your next gathering.

First, add a nutty crunch by sprinkling toasted sliced almonds or chopped pecans for an irresistible flavor and texture contrast.

For those who love a little heat, finely chopped jalapeño or red pepper flakes perfectly balance the sweetness, creating a flavor explosion.

Now, let’s talk about herbs. Fresh herbs are like nature’s little flavor bombs, and they can take your salad from good to absolutely amazing. Try adding some fresh mint, basil, or even a sprinkle of dried oregano. 

And for all my tropical fruit lovers out there, I have got a special treat for you. Why not add some diced mango or pineapple to the mix? The sweetness of these tropical fruits will complement the strawberries perfectly.

So, there you have it, my vegan friends! Don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative. After all, that’s what makes cooking so much fun.

Dressing Ideas For Your Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad

Here are some dressing ideas to add delightful flavors to your vegan strawberry jicama salad:

  • Try a tangy citrus vinaigrette by whisking together fresh orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper. The bright citrus notes pair beautifully with the sweet strawberries.
  • For a creamy dressing, blend together avocado, cilantro, maple syrup, lime juice, and some water. 
  • A Balsamic Reduction takes it up a notch – reduce balsamic vinegar with a drizzle of maple syrup until thick and syrupy for a tangy-sweet glaze.
  • Most dressings can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days. Just give them a good whisk before drizzling over the salad for maximum flavor.

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this image shows the process of making Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad

Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad – Easy & Refreshing

A refreshing and flavorful salad that combines the crunchiness of jicama with the sweetness of strawberries, balanced by tangy lime dressing.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican, vegan
Servings 4
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium jicama around 1 pound, peeled and julienned
  • 1 pint 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil if you prefer
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup if you prefer
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Remove the brown skin of the jicama using a vegetable peeler or a knife. Cut the peeled jicama into long, thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick (called julienning).
  • Rinse the strawberries with cool water. Remove each strawberry’s green leafy tops (known as the hull). Slice the strawberries into thin rounds or half, depending on their size.
  • Thinly slice the red onion, creating long, thin strips.
  • Rinse the cilantro under cool water. Use a knife to chop the cilantro leaves and tender stems into small pieces.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil (or avocado oil), honey (or maple syrup), and salt. Whisk the ingredients until well blended.
  • In a large bowl, combine the julienned jicama, sliced strawberries, sliced red onion, and chopped cilantro.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the salad ingredients and pour on the dressing. Use a spoon or tongs to gently toss the salad, ensuring all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • You can immediately serve the jicama and strawberry salad or refrigerate it for up to a few hours before serving. The salad is best enjoyed chilled or at room temperature.

Video

Notes

  • Julienning the jicama helps maximize its crunch.
  • Let the salad marinate for 15-20 minutes before serving for optimal flavor.
  • Use avocado oil instead of olive oil for a richer flavor.
  • Substitute maple syrup for honey to keep it vegan.
  • Add toasted nuts or seeds for extra crunch.

Disclosure: That video isn’t mine; I included it to give you a visual guide for making Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad. I hope to create my own tutorial video in the future when I have a larger budget.

Serving Suggestions For Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad

For a visually stunning and texturally delightful vegan strawberry jicama salad, consider layering the ingredients in a clear glass bowl or platter. Start with a base of julienned jicama, then add a layer of sliced strawberries.

Add a sprinkling of thinly sliced red onion and fresh cilantro. Repeat the layers for maximum flavor impact. Drizzle the dressing over the top shortly before serving to keep everything fresh and crisp.

Moreover, to add color and crunch, sprinkle with toasted nuts or seeds. This layered presentation allows each bite to offer the perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Best Ways to Store Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad Leftovers

To enjoy your vegan strawberry jicama salad leftovers at their best, store the components separately. Keep the jicama and strawberry mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Separately store any nuts, seeds, or crumbly garnishes in airtight bags or containers.

When ready to serve, layer the jicama and strawberries in a fresh bowl or platter. Top with the garnishes and dressing. This prevents the jicama from becoming soggy and the nuts from losing their crunch. Properly stored, the salad components can last up to 3-4 days. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad suitable for special dietary needs?

Yes, it is. Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Thus, it makes it suitable for a variety of dietary needs and restrictions.

What are some creative ways to serve the Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad?

Serve it as a side dish to grilled tofu or tempeh for a complete vegan supper or as a refreshing snack on its own. You can also use it to enhance the flavor and texture of wraps or sandwiches.

Can I make Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad nut-free?

Absolutely! Simply eliminate any nuts or seeds from the recipe or use a nut-free option, such as sunflower seeds or roasted chickpeas, for extra crunch without compromising on flavor.

How can I make Vegan Strawberry Jicama Salad kid-friendly?

Get creative by cutting the strawberries and jicama into fun shapes using cookie cutters or letting kids assemble their salads with a variety of colorful toppings for a playful and nutritious mealtime experience.

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