Hello JICAMA! (hic-kah-ma)
Have you heard of it? It’s a root vegetable and white in color.
It tastes like a juiceless watermelon. A little crunchy, a little sweet, and plain in flavor similar to water chestnuts.
But it adds the perfect crunch to salsa.
I first heard about jicama when one of my college roommates brought it home from the grocery store. She looked crazy cutting up this oversized looking onion/potato. But, then again, we all seemed crazy because 11 of us were living in one house. It was great :-)
The easiest way to “peel” jicama is to cut it into slices and then chop off the parts with skin still on. A carrot peeler won’t really get the job done, so grab a knife.