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Growing up my snack of choice was a fruit and vegetable salad my mom would make me. She would load it up with oranges, jicama, watermelon, apples, cucumbers, juice of lemons, and Tajin. I would beg her to make it for me every summer, I even had it for my graduation party as an appetizer because it’s that good! You can add whatever fruit and vegetables you enjoy, the combinations and endless.

Since I did my Whole30 in July I was lucky enough to have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables available to me. So I created my own version of the traditional salad my mom used to make for me Whole30 style. I added fresh cilantro, jicama, watermelon, juice of limes, jalapenos, and Trader Joe’s Chile lime seasoning blend.

This makes for the perfect snack on the go. You can prepare it all the night before, place it in a glass tupperware, and have it ready to go in the morning. I also find it taste even better after sitting in the juices for a couple days.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What is Jicama?

Jicama is an edible root similar to turnips and potatoes.

  • What does it taste like?

It has a very mild flavor, I find it to be very bland, but is perfect mixed with lime juice, lemon, chili seasonings.

  • How do I buy jicama? What do I need to look for?

It can be found in the produce section, you want to select a firm, not bruised, not blemished, and the skin shout not appear shriveled.

  • How do I cut it?

I use a sharp knife and peel the skin off. Once the skin is off, I chop either in bite size pieces or in strips, depending on what I am using it for.

Watermelon and jicama summer salad


  • 1/3 cup Watermelon
  • 1/3 cup Jicama
  • 1/2 tsp Trader Joes chili seasoning Sub Tajin
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp diced Jalapeño
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Peel and slice your jicama into sticks.
  • Cut your watermelon into sticks, chop cilantro, jalapeño and add to top.
  • Dress with lime juice and Trader Joe's chili seasoning.