Get ready for summer with these light and crispy jicama recipes.
If you’re not familiar with jicama, it is a root vegetable that has a brown skin and white interior.
I like to describe it as a cross between a potato and an apple.
Jicama comes from Mexico, so it’s usually presented with Mexican flavors or styles of preparation.
It’s usually eaten raw due to its crisp and refreshing texture. It often adds a nice contrast to other flavors and textures.
I’ve compiled a list of 20 jicama recipes to help you explore the flavors and textures of this wonderful vegetable.
From salads to French fries, I guarantee you can find one way or another to love jicama.
1. Jicama Salad
This Jicama salad is a great side dish that is easy to make. It’s a fresh and colorful dish.
The veggies and fruit are crisp and refreshing. Then, it’s all tossed together with a cilantro-lime dressing that’s both tart and sweet.
2. Baked Jicama Fries with Olive Oil and Paprika
I love this French Fry alternative. They’re simply seasoned and really simple to make.
These jicama fries are salty and crisp. The secret is actually all about microwaving them before baking.
These are great snacks that are tasty and healthy!
3. Jicama Pico de Gallo
This is not your common tomato pico de gallo. This pico de gallo can be put on tacos or even be eaten as a salad on its own.
The oranges are a nice citrus flavor and the cilantro and lime round out the flavors. This is a good one to keep on hand in the summer months.
4. Avocado Cucumber Jicama Salad
This is a refreshing and satisfying salad made with a unique combination of ingredients.
Jicama, avocados, and cucumbers are combined with lime juice and tossed with fresh herbs.
It’s a simple salad that’s full of healthy fats and lots of flavor!
5. Fresh Jicama Tortillas
Looking for a low-carb tortilla swap? You have to try this recipe!
With only four ingredients, you can have keto and paleo friendly tortillas in just 7 minutes!
These tortillas also have a little bit of sweetness and crunch from the jicama. The flavors work really well with Mexican food flavors.
6. Vegan Oven-Baked Chipotle Jicama Fries with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
I think these oven-baked jicama fries are really simple to make. They’re made with low-carb, whole, healthy ingredients.
These have a spicy, chipotle seasoning that gives them a nice kick. The cilantro-lime sauce is dairy free but is still so creamy!
I love these healthy fries as a side with burgers or tacos.
7. Black Bean Jicama Tacos with Chipotle Cream
This recipe has a really good jicama tortilla alternative. The black beans are a flavorful meat-free taco filling that are really tasty.
You can add any toppings you like to these tacos. I like adding cilantro, onions, and salsa to mine.
I love that the “tortilla” is light and refreshing. They’re perfect for a healthy lunch.
8. Jicama and Strawberry Salad
This jicama and strawberry salad is really light and refreshing. This salad tastes really good with any meal.
It can be a wonderful side dish or you can add protein to it for a tasty lunch.
The sweet and juicy strawberries are a lovely compliment to the crisp jicama. This salad is both delicious and beautiful!
9. Mango Jicama Slaw
This recipe is a Trader Joe’s dupe that I love! This copycat recipe is just as delicious but you can make it fresh at home.
The mango dressing is sweet and spicy. It’s a great contrast to the sweetness of the jicama.
Another perk of making this salad at home is that all the ingredients are fresh. This is one of my new favorite summer salads.
10. Citrus Kale Salad with Avocado and Jicama
This salad is really quick to make and it’s also packed with nutrients. It has a variety of textures that are just wonderful in a salad.
The jicama is cut into very thin strips which adds just the right amount of crunch, and the citrus fruits are juicy and sweet.
This is a great salad to make in a large batch for a summer barbecue.
11. Jícama Salad with Oranges and Watercress
This jicama salad is crunchy and colorful. It makes a great addition to any holiday meal. It’s also vegan.
The orange fruit, leafy greens, and white jicama are a beautiful combination.
The dressing is simple but tastes so good with these particular ingredients.
12. Citrus Herb Jicama Chips
These chips are a fantastic alternative to potato chips. They’re crunchy and perfectly seasoned.
Thin jicama slices are fried in a pan and then tossed with herbs and citrus zest. I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try.
13. Colorful Jicama Noodle Salad with Creamy Tahini-Ginger Dressing
This is another colorful vegan salad. This one uses spiralized jicama and a creamy dressing.
It’s filled with flavorful ingredients like tahini, ginger, cilantro, bell peppers, and scallions.
This is a jam-packed salad that is perfect for a light yet filling lunch.
14. Black Bean Salad with Jicama
Black beans and jicama make the perfect protein-packed, low-carb salad.
It’s a delicious salad that can be served as a side dish or a light meal.
Beans, jicama, and tomatoes are the main components and they’re tossed with tart lime and smooth olive oil.
15. Mango Avocado Salad
I love that this salad is fruity, sweet, and spicy all at once.
It’s a great side dish with Mexican food and would also taste really good on some fish tacos.
It also has a really nice crunch that is the perfect texture contrast.
16. Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks
These jicama sticks are a delicious and easy snack. They’re marinated with tart citrus and vinegar mixed with spicy chili powder, salt, and pepper.
These crunchy jicama sticks are flavorful and super addicting.
17. Jicama Fries in the Air Fryer
Air fryer jicama fries are an awesome snack or side dish. They’re flavorful and crisp while still being healthy and tasty.
Plus, you only need four ingredients and an air fryer! Just be sure to boil these sticks first so they can get nice and crispy!
18. Thai Jicama & Red Onion Salad
Jicama and onion are both nice and crisp but they have two completely different flavors.
Onions have a strong spicy flavor while jicama is sweet and mild.
They balance each other perfectly in this salad. Once you add the dressing, you have one easy and fantastic salad.
19. Tomato Jicama Salad with Mango & Jalapeños
This fresh and easy tomato jicama salad is a light and refreshing dish.
This brightly colored salad is quick and easy to make and it’s full of fresh flavor.
This is a seasonal, crunchy salad that I wish I could enjoy year round.
20. Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime
The key to this salad is the perfect watermelon. If you can find that, this salad is insanely good.
The crisp and sweet mint is delicious with the salty cotija cheese.
Jicama mixes in and provides even more crunch and the cilantro adds even more flavor.
This is an awesome salad to make for barbecues or parties. Your guests will love it.
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