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Jicama, Pear and Avo Salad (Sunshine in a Bowl)

By The 40-Year-Old Vegan™



  • 1 c. jicama (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 pears, cubed
  • ¼. c. fresh chopped cilantro
  • ¼ c. chopped bell pepper (red, yellow, orange or a combination
  • ¼ c. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 package of butter lettuce, preferred brand Pete’s Living Greens
  • ¼ c. chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 large pinches of red pepper flakes
  • 6 blue corn tortilla chips, preferred brand Cabo Chips


  1. Combine jicama, pears, cilantro, bell pepper, and avocado in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime juice over the salad and mix gently, being careful not to mash the avocado. Set aside.
  3. Arrange the butter lettuce leaves around the perimeters of two dinner plats to form a “bowl”
  4. Evenly distribute the mixture into the lettuce bowls.
  5. Top each bowl with chopped peanuts and a large pinch of red pepper flaks
  6. Garnish each salad with 3 blue corn tortilla chips
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!