Jicama Salsa Recipe

Check out this very unusual, simple to make, and delicious Jicama Salsa!  Jicama is a legume that is grown for the large tuberous roots which can be eaten raw or cooked and are used as a source of starch.

Jicama SalsaJicama (HEE-kah-ma), also known as Mexican yam bean and Mexican turnip, is an edible bulbous root vegetable that resembles a turnip.  It has thin brown skin and crisp, juicy, white flesh that’s mild in flavor.  It is grown in the warm climates of Central America.  Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked.  It is very similar in texture to a turnip with a taste a lot closer to an apple.


Jicama Salsa



Jicama Salsa Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Jicama Salsa Recipe
  • 2 cups jicama, peeled and chopped*
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and chopped
  1. In a large bowl, combine the peeled and chopped jicama, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, salt, cucumber, and orange.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

*  Simply use a vegetable peeler or sharp knife to remove the outside layer.


Source:  Photo from Taste of Home magazine.


Jicama    Salsa    Vegetable Appetizers   

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