Have you tried Jicama?

It’s a delicious root vegetable that you more than likely skip right over. It is referred to as the “Mexican turnip” and it is a cross between a turnip and an apple. The outside has a brown skin that needs to be cut off, but the inside is a delicious combination of sweet and crunchy.

I came across this recipe on Paleomg and I wish I had found it sooner, it is amazing. This would be a great side dish to bring to a picnic (I realize my timing is off, but better late than never).


1 Jicama

1 Green Apple

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Jalapeno

½ Red Onion

Zest of a Lime

Lime Juice (approx 1/4c)

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil


Salt & Pepper



Peel the jicama and thinly slice (julienne) along with the rest of the vegetables.


Whisk together the Lime Zest, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Cilantro, Salt & Pepper


Combine the dressing with the vegetables


I made a huge batch and it stayed well in the refrigerator for the entire week.


P.s. I just saw some recipes for jicama fries!!!! I will be making those soon and will get back to you!