(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. Fruity Guacamole Recipes to Try Now

    Thu, 19 Jun 2014

    tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped ¼ cup mango, small dice ¼ cup jicama , small dice 2 tablespoons chipotle puree, or to taste 2 tablespoons ..... Add onion, tomato, serrano, cilantro, lemon, mango, and jicama , toss until ingredients incorporate evenly. 3. Add the chipotle

  3. 6 Surprising Broccoli Sides

    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

    saltiness of the olives. It’s a nice side for barbecued beef or chops. Saucy Broccoli and Jicama : Broccoli, spicy salsa, and crisp-tender jicama add up to a surprising—and delectable—side. Bonus: Using jarred salsa really cuts down

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  1. Low Carb/Paleo Vietnamese Jicama Noodle Salad Recipe

    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

    Get your vegetable spiralizer out! Ali Mafucci, the queen of spiral cut vegetables and fruit, is back with a collection of new recipes in her cookbook, Inspiralize Everything. This book is like an encyclopedia of ingredients that you can turn into healthy, fun spiralized “noodles” and even “rice.”

  2. 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

  3. 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

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