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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

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 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. I think jicama is a very under-appreciated food! I love how you’ve combined this into a citrus salad Beth! Pinned!

  2. Oh, this looks great! Love that you used jicama in salsa!

  3. This salsa sounds delicious, Beth! Love all the color and texture going on too! I hope to see this at my Creative Ways Link Party ;-) Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  4. 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!

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

  5. I love jicima! This sounds great!

  6. I need more Jicama in my life.

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