You'll Start Loving Salads if You Try These Jicama Salad Recipes

Jicama Salad Recipes
Delicious as well as nutritious, jicama salad can be prepared in many different ways. Here are some recipes for making this salad.
Jicama is a root vegetable that is also known as Mexican turnip, yam bean, etc. The plant is a vine that is native to Mexico, but the name jicama is usually used to refer to its edible root. Apart from the root, other parts of the plant are poisonous. This root vegetable has a papery rind, and the cream-colored flesh is crispy with a slight sweetness. The texture of its flesh can be compared to that of apple or pear, but is less sweet. Being mild in flavor, jicama is ideal for salads and salsas. It is widely used in vegetable dishes, fruit bars, soups, and salads.

Jicama Veg Salad

Ingredients
  • Jicama - 1 (large)
  • Cucumber - 1 (large)
  • Carrots - 2 (large)
  • Shredded radish - ½ cup
  • Freshly chopped cilantro - ¼ cup
  • Rice vinegar - 2 tbsp.
  • Ancho chili powder - 2 tbsp.
  • Lime juice - from 3 limes
  • Red pepper - 1
  • Lime zest - 1 tbsp.
  • Honey - 2 tbsp.
  • Canola oil - ½ cup
  • Salt and pepper - for taste
How to Prepare

Rinse the vegetables. Peel and shred jicama, carrots, and radish. Peel cucumber, and cut into thin slices. Cut the red pepper into thin slices. Prepare the salad dressing by mixing lime juice, honey, canola oil, rice vinegar, lime zest, ancho chili pepper, and honey. Add chopped cilantro, along with salt (Kosher salt is preferred) and pepper, as per your requirement. Take a salad bowl, and place the vegetables. Mix the salad dressing with the shredded vegetables, and let it sit for around 15 to 20 minutes. There is no need to refrigerate this salad, before serving.

Jicama and Orange Salad

Ingredients
  • Jicama (diced) - 2 cups
  • Seedless oranges - 3
  • Red onions (finely chopped) - ¼ cup
  • Freshly chopped cilantro - 3 tbsp.
  • Red bell peppers (finely chopped) - 3 tbsp.
  • Orange juice (freshly squeezed) - 2 tbsp.
  • Salt and ground pepper - as per taste
How to Prepare

Clean and wash the vegetables. Finely chop onions, cilantro, and red peppers. Peel the jicamas and dice them. The oranges have to be peeled, and cut into sections. Take a salad bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and toss them. Your orange jicama salad is ready to serve.

Jicama Salad with Cilantro

As per this recipe, you need two pounds of jicama. Wash and peel them, before cutting into thin strips. Rinse and chop fresh cilantro. You need ¼ cup of chopped cilantro leaves, for this recipe. Squeeze fresh lime, and keep aside ¼ cup of lime juice. Once you are ready with the ingredients, put them in a large salad bowl, and sprinkle some salt and ground pepper, as per your requirement. Sprinkle the lime juice over the jicama, and toss the contents of the bowl. Keep your jicama cilantro salad in the refrigerator, before serving.

So jicama is an ideal vegetable for salads. It can be paired with cilantro, lemon, ginger, red onion, oranges, sesame oil, and a whole lot of other ingredients.