Top Rated Jicama Recipes

Jicama Salad
Jicama is underused in cooking — a real shame, since it's such a wonderful root vegetable with a crunchy, crispy texture. This salad (which is more akin to a “slaw”) highlights the best of the jicama’s characteristics and makes a nice side for any fajita or grilled meat.
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Mexican Clementine and Jicama Salsa
Here's a colorful and refreshing fruit and vegetable salsa that works great either served with just some tortilla chips or as a healthy topping for grilled fish or chicken. This recipe can be made several days in advance — the jicama retains its crunch nicely.
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A nice change from the standard green salad, this crunchy jicama side dish incorporates chopped cucumber, freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of salt and spice. The longer the salad sits, the more flavorful it becomes. A perfect compliment to fresh grilled fish or a plate of black beans and rice.
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This recipe is fresh, easy, and fast, combining summertime hits, berries, with salsa staples like red pepper, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeños to make it a must-try. Toss it over white fish or grilled chicken to add some punch to your meal. 
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This green salad is packed with colorful, crunchy veggies, making it an excellent complement to chili and other south of the border entrées.
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Aarón Sanchez's slaw recipe marries the sweet and spicy and provides the perfect accompaniment to your next Mexican dish.  Click here to see 7 No-Cook Side Dishes.
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Jicama Salad with Mint Crema
When we inspected the plot where we would build the restaurant, we found a twenty-foot-long jicama vine growing wild. It was insane. The vine was so large it was taking over entire trees.Jicama is starchy and crisp and completely refreshing. Imagine crossing a potato, an apple, and a cucumber without the seeds. Jicama is almost entirely water by weight, so when you shop for it, look for the firmest and heaviest. You want the skin to be tight, not wrinkled.We garnish this salad with Prickly Pear Preserves, but you could use a handful of ripe watermelon cubes instead. And, yes, the mint crema recipe makes double what you’ll need, but we promise you’ll want to make this salad again.Excerpted from Hartwood by Eric Werner and Mya Henry with Christine Mulke and Oliver Strand (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015.
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Sometimes called the Mexican yam, jicama can be used in pretty much any smoothie recipe. The sweet, mild, nutty flavor is an added bonus along with lots of vitamin C and fiber. Not to mention it is low in sodium, boosts digestive health, and adds great texture to this fruity smoothie. Courtesy of peacefuldumpling.com
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A salpicón is a brightly flavored salad that is used to garnish tostadas. Here, it is used as a garnish for a create-your-own-guacamole bar.
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We first served this dip at our very first New Year’s Eve party in New York City, and it was an instant hit. It has since become a cocktail party staple. If you don’t want to use lump crabmeat in the recipe, we have also successfully substituted in high-quality canned crabmeat.Perfect to serve at a risky-business themed party.Adapted from Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger's "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!"
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Jicama Nachos
Jicama nachos offer a low-fat, un-fried, refreshing, flavorful meal while satisfying your nacho cravings. These are on the menu at SunCafe Organic, located in Studio City, Calif. SunCafe specializes in raw foods and has won many culinary awards. See all jicama recipes. Click here to see A Healthy Super Bowl Menu, Part 2.
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Here’s a fantastic holiday glazed- ham with a Mexican-inspired twist that’s also fit to serve any time of the year for special occasion dinners. Click here to see A Mexican-Inspired Holiday Dinner.
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