(HE kuh muh) A large, tuberous root vegetable with pale brown, thin skin and crisp white meat. Jicama resembles a large, brown turnip. The skin peels off easily to reveal pure white, potatolike meat that has a clean, crisp bite and a mildly sweet flavor. It is peeled before using and is eaten raw or cooked.


  1. Grated Raw Beet Salad with Jicama , Avocado, and Orange

    Raw beets taste similar to raw carrots in that they're sweet, juicy, and crisp. Jicama , a Mexican root vegetable that looks like a large, pale, round potato, is crunchy and mild when peeled and eaten raw. If you can't find jicama , simply substitute cubed cucumber in this salad.

  2. Jicama and Pepper Stir-Fry

    Jicama (HE-kuh-muh) is often used in Mexican and Asian cooking. Its white flesh has a crunchy texture and delicate flavor. When lightly cooked in this ginger-accented vegetable dish, it retains its crispiness.

  3. Jicama -Apple Slaw

    Crunchy jicama and apple plus oranges and avocado combine in this crisp and refreshing dairy-free slaw.

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  1. Creamy Coleslaw vs. Healthy Jicama : Battle of the Summer Sides

    Wed, 26 Jun 2013

    Creamy Coleslaw , ready in 20 minutes, or Jicama Coleslaw , which takes longer (but only because the dish ..... low-cal, super-healthy recipe for Jicama Coleslaw . You start with the same shredded cabbage ..... perfect for a backyard barbecue — Jicama Coleslaw is what you might want to take the

  2. Cooking Up Romance: 10 Aphrodisiac Foods

    Sun, 9 Feb 2014

    lemon, beets and horseradish mustard paired up with avocado to tantalize the tongue, and Papaya-Avocado Salad brings in jicama , roasted walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette—and the titular papaya and avocado—for a refreshing take on the typical fruit

  3. Perfect Coleslaw: What’s the Secret?

    Fri, 3 May 2013

    still crunchy, but easy on the palate. • Match your vinegar to your ingredients. If you’re venturing beyond cabbage to jicama , apple, fennel, bok choi, green onions and so on, don’t stop there. Use a rice vinegar on Asian vegetables, or peruse this list to learn about

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  1. Winter Fruit Salad

    Tue, 6 Mar 2012

    1/2 c pomegranate seeds (about 1 pomegranate) 1/2 c julienned jicama (if you do not have this substitute apple) 2 medium ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into thin slices 2 tangerines or clementines

  2. Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

    Fri, 20 Sep 2013

    ll miss the sweets! How to make clotted cream . What's it like to work as a baker ? Tasty tart recipes . Interesting: jicama apple cake. How to make Gooey Butter Cake: a step by step tutorial. YESSSSS. Good to know: how to melt white chocolate

  3. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Acorn Squash

    Thu, 6 Mar 2014

    up the veggie composition some and play with the ingredients. Use sweet potatoes or butternut squash instead of acorn, add jicama , turnips, carrots or apples, even. Replace the dates with figs or raisins, sub walnuts or cashews for the pecans. A little bit

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