Jicama is a popular Latin American vegetable that tastes similar to an apple or a pear. The cilantro and lime juice give this recipe an added Latin flavor.

Fruits and Veggies Matter, Adult Recipe Cards by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—original source of recipe, public domain government resource

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4


Jicama salad


  1. Arrange jicama and red onion slices on a serving plate.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, lime juice, mint, and cilantro.


  • Jícama looks like a turnip or a large radish with brown skin.
  • Look for jícama that are firm with dry roots and not bruised or flawed. Peel skin before eating or cooking.


  • Serve on top of mixed greens and drizzle with a light vinaigrette for a more traditional salad.

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