15 Delicious Raw Jicama Recipes

Jicama isn’t the most popular vegetable but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some incredibly tasting food with it. Jicama is a root vegetable that deserves a place in your kitchen. Often called Mexican potato or Mexican turnip this vegetable comes from Mexican and other Central American cuisines. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is most commonly used in salads and as a potato substitute.

Whether you’re already a big fan of jicama or are simply a big foodie looking for something new to try, there is a jicama recipe that you will enjoy out there. If your looking for something new and delicious to try then we have got you covered. 

We have scoured the internet to find 15 delicious raw jicama recipes that you can try at home. There are plenty of different combinations and flavors you can make using this vegetable so stick around if you want to learn more. Every recipe on this list is quick and easy to make and more importantly tastes fantastic. 

Without wasting any more time let’s take a look at the recipes this tasty vegetable can be used in. 

1. Pineapple Jicama Slaw

The first recipe on our list is this super simple yet delicious pineapple jicama slaw. Made using simple ingredients this slaw is full of flavor. Perfect as a side for your next family BBQ or served with tortilla chips this healthy slaw is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Once mixed all together the flavors in this dish combine wonderfully well to create a light, well-balance dish that all your guests will enjoy. The sweetness of the pineapple and tangy taste of the lime juice is absorbed by the jicama giving a burst of flavor in every bite.

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple
  • Jicama
  • Lime juice
  • Bell pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Sea salt
  • Cilantro

2. Jicama Appetizer

This is probably the easiest recipe on the list to make. When seasoned well jicama makes an excellent appetizer that can be served to any group of people. The quick-to-make dish can be prepared minutes before your guests arrive and served up with some salad or on its own. Seasoned with chili powder and lime juice your guests will quickly devour the flavorsome vegetable. The blend of spice and tanginess complement each other well.

Ingredients:

  • Lime juice
  • Chili powder
  • Jicama

3. Raw Spicy Jicama Fries

Jicama fries are a fantastic, healthier alternative to normal fries. These fries can be used like any other portion of fries would be. You can serve them as a side at a family gathering, alongside your burger, or with your child’s dinner. Your children love these spicy jicama fries so why not give them a try. You will find the fries are full of more flavors if you leave them to marinate in the different spices for about an hour before serving. Season them to perfection using chili powder, salt, and pepper. Top them with onions and chives for some added tastiness. 

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Onion
  • Chives
  • Chili powder
  • Yeast 
  • Coconut oil

4. Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho

Raw jicama tastes wonderful in these Mexican-inspired gazpachos with cucumber, orange juice, sweet pineapple, and tajin. The refreshing blend of fruit and vegetables with a little kick of spiciness is loved by vegetarians, meat-eaters, children, and adults. Try this recipe if you want to taste something new or impress your friends at your next gettogether. This unique dish is the perfect starter or appetizer. With it taking so little time to make you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Cucumber 
  • Pineapple
  • Chili
  • Queso fresco (optional)

5. Strawberry Jicama Lettuce Wraps

This unique take on a traditional lettuce wrap is a little bit sweet, a little bit crunchy, a little tart, and extremely delicious. In all fairness, this fun and fruity dish may sound quite weird but we can promise you it is ideal on a hot summer’s day. Serving the strawberry, jicama filling on a bed of lettuce leaves with tortilla chips and natural yogurt is a unique, yet super refreshing snack. You will quickly find yourself addicted to this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Strawberries
  • Lettuce
  • Sugar syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Fresh lime juice

6. Jicama Potato Salad

The jicama is the star of the show in this potato salad. Simply mix all the ingredients together before leaving the salad in the fridge for about half an hour so you can enjoy the salad cold. The sweet, crispy flavors of the jicama taste amazing when combined with the creamy salad, seasoned wonderfully with spices that add plenty of delicious flavors to this classic side dish. You can serve and eat this salad exactly how you would a normal potato salad.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Mayonnaise
  • Scallions
  • Celery
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh dill
  • Lemon juice
  • Mustard
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper

7. Jicama Mango Salsa

Jicama mango salsa is a good alternative to traditional salsa dishes. Loaded with a lot of healthy ingredients this dish blends sweet and spicy ingredients to provide a unique, refreshing flavored salsa that goes well as a side dish or on top of tortilla chips. This bold salsa only takes 20-minutes to make so you simply have to give it a try. You won’t regret it. 

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Bell pepper
  • Mango
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Cilantro 
  • Lime juice
  • Salt

8. Rainbow Jicama Salad With A Poppy Seed Dressing

This vibrant salad is a combination of jicama, sugar snap peas, radishes, and cabbage served with a creamy dairy-free poppy seed dressing. The colorful salad is a cheerful dish to make that feels very indulgent and creamy, when in fact it only contains four ingredients. You will find yourself making this salad again and again. It makes a great quick bite to eat or goes well alongside any BBQ and burger. This salad is also a good centerpiece for any party thanks to its colorful appearance.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Radishes
  • Cabbage

9. Mexican Jicama Snack

All it takes is one jicama, crushed red pepper, and two limes to make this Mexican-styled finger food. With this simple jicama snack, you can bring a taste of traditional Mexican cuisine into your house. This snack is an awesome snack full of flavor and crunch. The healthy snack tastes great. This is a recipe your kids will love to help you make. The Mexican jicama snack can be served as a quick snack or used as an appetizer at a buffet.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Lime juice

10. Tomato Jicama Salad

This Jicama salad combines everything you would expect in salsa to create a refreshing lunch suitable for vegans. The beauty of this fresh salad is how light it is. You can eat a big bowl of this salad without feeling bloated or tired afterward. Packed with healthy nutrients from the Jicama, tomatoes, and veggies, this salad is great if you’re trying to follow a healthier diet. The jalapenos give this salad that extra kick of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cumin
  • Mango
  • Lime juice
  • Jalapeno
  • Avocado oil
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

11. Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche

Shrimp, watermelon, jicama, habanero, and spicy jalapeno chiles all tossed together in a simple ginger, lime, and olive oil dressing creates a beautifully tasty appetizer, light lunch, or snack. This delicious recipe is another dish loved by the local Mexican people. In just 30-minutes, by following the recipe you can create a dish that a top chef would be proud of. Why not impress your family next time you sit down to eat.

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Watermelon
  • Raw shrimp
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno and habanero chilies
  • Coconut water
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger 
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • Mint leaves

12. Thai Jicama Salad

If your looking for a Thai-inspired jicama recipe then look no further. This surprisingly filling salad is full of fresh goodness. Using fresh herbs, spices, and shrimp you can produce a refreshing salad that balances the refreshing flavors of the mint and spiciness of the chilis really well. The soft jicama and lovely shrimp go together excellently. 

Ingredients:

  • Jicama
  • Shrimp
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Chiles
  • Thai fish sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Salted peanuts

13. Avocado, Orange, and Jicama Salad

It may come as a bit of a surprise to you but avocado and orange complement each other really well when combined with jicama in this salad. Add some feta cheese to this salad and you will be left with a surprisingly delicious salad that is refreshing and healthy. This salad is a good choice of dish during a hot summer’s day.

Ingredients:

  • Navale oranges
  • Lime juice
  • Jicama
  • Cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Feta cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro

14. Jicama and Homemade Chamoy  

Chamoy is a traditional Mexican sweet, sour, and salty sauce that is drizzled over fresh fruit and vegetables. This sauce is the ultimate snack when drizzled over jicama. The addictive sauce and the texture of jicama go together perfectly. You will quickly find you become addicted to this snack once you have tried it. 

Ingredients:

  • Lime 
  • Jicama
  • Ancho chili
  • Dried apricots
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sugar

15. Vegan Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

Cut into french fry-shaped pieces, jicama adds a great crunch to these healthy chipotle mushroom tacos. The small tacos are ideal for those days where you want something to eat but you aren’t starving. These easy-to-make vegan tacos are full of flavor thanks to the well-spiced, caramelized mushrooms. The satisfying jicama slaw topping it off by adding to the already delicious light bite. 

Ingredients:

  • Chili powder
  • Mushrooms
  • Jicama
  • Taco shells

Takeaway

As you can see from our list the jicama can be used in a huge variety of ways to create some pretty flavorful dishes. Despite the vegetable being a commonly used vegetable in Mexico, it isn’t commonly used anywhere else. This is a shame because it is a great-tasting, versatile vegetable that can combine with an array of other food items to make some pretty impressive snacks and meals

Now you’ve read this list of delicious jicama recipes are you tempted to start experimenting. We hope next time your in the supermarket you don’t just walk straight past it. Now you have these recipes at your fingertips, pick one up, bring it home and start trying to make some of the recipes on this list. Whether you want to make a quick healthy snack or make a wide range of dishes for a family gathering there are more than enough excellent options on this list. We know whatever you choose to make will impress you and your family.

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