Here are 12 Jicama Recipes to celebrate this crunchy, mildly sweet vegetable. From your favorite side dish to satisfying salad there are so many ways to enjoy jicama. They are full of nutrients, packed with antioxidants, keto-friendly and low-carb. If you aren’t a jicama fanatic yet, you will be!
With the weather warming up, it’s time to start thinking about summer food. In other words, everything crunchy and refreshing.
Top of my list? Jicama!
I’ve been known to inhale and entire jicama by myself. Peeled and cut into jicama sticks with a squeeze of lime, salt, and chili powder. There is really nothing better on a hot day.
what is jicama?
If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Jicama is a root vegetable that has a thick brown skin. It has the texture of a raw potato but sweeter, almost like a water chestnut.
This plant which grows on a vine similar to a sweet potato is native to Mexico, which is why it is also sometimes called a Mexican turnip or Mexican yam.
It is most commonly eaten raw like this delicious cactus and jicama salad from Lola’s Cocina but roasted jicama, baked jicama fries, and grilled jicama steaks are also delicious.
Scroll on for 12 mouthwatering jicama recipes so we can be prepped and ready to hop on that jicama train.
jicama slaw with ginger molasses vinaigrette from hola jalapeño
Take the jicama and cut it into matchsticks then toss it with a tender green like watercress or arugula before drizzling with an addictive sweet and tangy molasses vinaigrette.
pineapple cucumber gazpacho from mama latina tips
Raw jicama shines in this Mexican-style gazpacho with sweet pineapple, cucumber, orange juice, and Tajín. This fruit salad meets spicy appetizer is a feast for the senses.
vegan chipotle mushroom tacos with jicama salad from hola jalapeño
Cut like shoestring French fries, the jicama adds a bold crunch to super healthy and easy vegetable tacos. These vegan chipotle mushroom tacos are for those nights when you want something satisfying but aren’t starving. Full of flavor and texture with a jicama slaw on top.
strawberry jicama lettuce wraps from this mess is ours
Peel jicama and dice into small pieces for these super fresh lettuce wraps. They’re a little sweet, a little crunchy, a little tart, and extremely delish.
chopped winter salad from mom’s kitchen handbook
This gluten-free main course dinner salad with jicama, hazelnuts, apples and more is an awesome option in this in between spring and summer season when there might be limited options at the market.
crispy baked jicama fries from isabel eats
This delicious fries recipe is a healthy alternative to deep fried French fries made from potatoes and keto friendly! Who says you can’t cook with jicama?!
rainbow jicama salad with poppy seed dressing from hola jalapeño
A colorful and crunchy combination of jicama, sugar snap peas, radishes, and red cabbage tossed with a creamy (but dairy free) poppy seed dressing. The perfect picnic or backyard barbecue salad.
slow cooker banh mi tacos from my diary of us
Did you know they make jicama tortillas?! These thin slices of jicama are the perfect allergy-free alternative to corn or flour tortillas and you can’t go wrong wrapping some succulent banh mi up in them.
veggies with homemade chamoy from brown sugar and vanilla
The traditional flavors and textures of the Mexican fruit stand can be made right at home with this homemade chamoy sauce recipe. Chamoy is the sweet, sour, salty, totally addictive sauce that is traditionally drizzled over fresh fruit, jicama, and cucumber for the ultimate snack.
jicama pops from hola jalapeño
Healthy Jicama Pops are thick slices of crunchy jicama speared on wooden sticks, drenched in lime juice then sprinkled with coarse salt and chile powder. Keep them ice cold in the fridge for some serious summertime snacking.
plum salad with jicama and cucumber from feasting at home
We love jicama salads of every kind but this one is especially good with sweet, juicy plums and a plum shrub dressing. The crunch of the jicama, bite from the dressing combine with Asian influences of shiso and ginger for a truly tasty salad.
shrimp and watermelon ceviche from salt and wind
Shrimp, jicama, watermelon and fiery habanero and jalapeño chiles all tossed in a simple dressing of olive oil, ginger, and lime. Throw this together next time you’re making a leisurely weekend lunch. Serve on its own or with crunchy baked tostadas.
more mexican ingredients to explore!
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- What are Flor de Jamaica?
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- Inside a Mexican Pantry: The Ultimate Guide
- The Best Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
which jicama recipe will you try first?
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