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      Jicama, Pear and Grapefruit Salad

      Jicama, Pear and Grapefruit Salad from Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

      Yield: 3-4 side servings
      Active Hands-on Time: 15 Minutes
      Total Time: 15 minutes

      Ingredients
      1 red grapefruit
      1 small jicama, peeled and julienned
      3-4 ripe pears, cored and sliced thin
      1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
      2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 lime)
      2 tablespoons olive oil
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

      Instructions
      1. Cut peel and pith from grapefruit. Slice along the membranes to release the grapefruit segments. Cut the segments into small pieces.

      2. In a medium bowl, combine jicama, pear, and all remaining ingredients. Fold in the grapefruit pieces.

      Variations: Get creative with what you decide to use here. Blood oranges instead of grapefruit would make this even sweeter and brighter. Some mangoes would also be particularly sweet and tangy.