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You'll need a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the veggies. The one from the heart-in-hand set works really well.

{Makes 4 salads}

You'll need:

  • 8 lettuce leaves or packaged mixed greens
  • 1 jicama
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of sliced red onion - optional
  • 4 tablespoons of capers - optional
  • Adult help

Equipment:

  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board
  • A small heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Kitchen shears or scissors
  • Plates


  1. Rinse out the lettuce and let it drain on paper towels while you work on the veggie cut outs.
  2. Here's where the adult help comes in. Ask your aunt or whoever is helping you to peel the jicama and slice it into big flat slices about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. While they're at it, have your adult helper core and seed the red pepper then cut it up into slices that will just fit the cookie cutter.
  4. Now you go to work - cutting the jicama and red pepper into heart shapes. The jicama cuts cleanly but the edges of the red pepper hearts might need a little trimming with the kitchen shears.
  5. Rip the lettuce into bit-sized pieces and arrange on the plate.
  6. Next add your white and red hearts
  7. Sprinkle on the capers. How pretty!