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Crab-Jícama Salpicón Recipe


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.


  • 8 ounces crab meat, picked over for stray bits of shell
  • 1/3 of a small jícama, peeled and cut into ¼-inch pieces (a generous ½ cup)
  • 3 green onions, roots and wilted outer leaves removed, cut cross-wise into ¼-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup loosely-packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


In a medium bowl, combine the crab, jícama, green onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Taste and season with salt, usually about a generous ½ teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate.