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Pati Jinich Crab, Cucumber & Jicama Salad

Crab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad
Ensalada de Cangrejo, Pepino y Jícama

Serves: 4

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6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Zest of 2 limes

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Kosher or coarse sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 small jícama, peeled and julienned

1 large English cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned

3 scallions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts, or more to taste

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 pint jumbo lump crab meat, picked through thoroughly for cartilage and shells

Romain lettuce, to accompany (optional)

Tostadas, homemade or store-bought, or crackers, to accompany (optional)

To Prepare

In a large bowl, combine the lime juice and zest, cayenne pepper, rice wine vinegar and honey. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the jícama, cucumber, scallions, peanuts and cilantro and toss well to combine. Then, add the crab and gently toss, taking care not to break up the crab meat. Serve over lettuce or in individual cups accompanied by tostadas or crackers.



This salad was wonderful. Thank you Pati

Delighted you tried it and liked it, Mary!

This was excellent, it was the first time trying Jicama and it was delicious. The only thing I did differentlywas to add a teaspoon of sesame toasted oil… It felt like the right thing to do because of the rice wine vinegar.

Yay!! Thank you so much for trying it!

Hi Pati – love your show! Made the Crab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad and it was a hit! Next up is the Beef Barbacoa Sliders. You are awesome! Thank you!

THANK YOU, Roseann!!

I’m making this over this weekend!

Yay, Louise!! Hope you enjoy!

Me encanta tu programa! I watch it with my little girls and they get excited to go to the kitchen and try out your recipes. Muchisimas gracias!

Gracias! You will have to let me know what you try!!

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