Jicama Citrus Salsa

Jicama Citrus Salsa | thefirstyearblog.com
Hello JICAMA! (hic-kah-ma)

Have you heard of it? It’s a root vegetable and white in color.

Jicama Citrus Salsa | thefirstyearblog.com
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 :-)

Jicama Citrus Salsa | thefirstyearblog.com

Jicama Citrus Salsa
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  • 1 medium orange, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/8 cup red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup jicama, diced and peeled
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 squeezes of the juice from orange
  • 2 squeezes of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  1. Dice the orange, red and yellow pepper, onion, and jicama.
  2. Chop the cilantro.
  3. Combine these ingredients in a bowl and toss with the orange and lime juice, and honey.
  4. Serve with chips and tell all your friends about jicama :)

Jicama Citrus Salsa | thefirstyearblog.com
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.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the tip about how best to cut a jicama – I remember trying a vegetable peeler last summer to no avail, and being quite perplexed what to try next. I’d never thought of trying jicama in a salsa, but it sounds intriguing!

    • Beth @ The First Year says

      I am glad that was a helpful tip for you! I tried the vegetable peeler initially, but no luck!

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