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Noche Buena Salad (Christmas Eve Salad)

A beautiful beet salad adapted from the La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast in Mexico City.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beets, jicama, salad, vegan, Noche Buena
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 medium beets, stemmed and peeled if necessary
  • 1 large jicama, peeled
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanuts
  • 1 orange, sliced


  1. Cut the beets into quarters boil them in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes or until tender. When the beets cool, cut the pieces into cubes. Cut the jicama into equal sized cubes. Combine the beets, jicama, and orange juice. Garnish with orange slices and peanuts.