26 Jicama Recipes You Have Got to Try
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26 of Our Favorite Jicama Recipes

Jicama isn’t the most popular vegetable. But that doesn’t mean it won’t earn a place as one of your favorite roots to cook with. Jicama deserves a place in your heart, as well as on your kitchen counter. If you’re not already in love with this root vegetable, any one of these jicama recipes will make you realize just how much jicama has to offer your cooking and your taste buds.

What is Jicama?

Jicama is a root vegetable often called the Mexican turnip or the Mexican potato. It’s edible raw and comes from Mexican and other Central American cuisines. Whether you enjoy it raw or cooked, jicama is a good addition to your culinary repertoire.

Jicama Fries Recipes

If you’ve never tried jicama recipes before, you should start with one of these fries recipes. You might even like them better than regular fries!

Baked Jicama Fries

Golden Baked Jicama Fries
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Crunchy, delicious, and healthy, these fries are loaded with flavor. They have turmeric and black pepper as seasoning, and their natural snap makes them ideal for dipping. For a dish that doesn’t make you miss the carbs, this one is a winner.

Air Fryer Jicama Fries

jicama chili cheese fries
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Not everyone has an air fryer, but everyone should. With one, you can make these crunchy jicama french fries. They pair perfectly with chili and cheese.

Jicama Salad Recipes

When added to a salad, jicama creates a crunchy and flavorful element. Try these jicama recipes for salads and wow your tastebuds.

Mexican Jicama Salad

Jicama Salad
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If you’re making Mexican food, skip the rice and serve up this zesty salad instead. Peppers, orange, and lime juice are just some of the ingredients that make this salad pop.

Jicama Mango Salad

 Jicama Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime
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The soft texture of mango and the crunchy jicama make this salad a textural work of art. Of course, the lime and cilantro boost the flavor to finish off the dish.

Avocado, Orange, and Jicama Salad

Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad
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Avocado and orange pair well together to complement the jicama in this salad. To finish it off, feta crumbles top the dish. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Thai Jicama Salad

Thai-Style Jicama Salad
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Are you looking for a Thai-inspired dish? Look no further, and start prepping some shrimp, jicama, and mint. Serrano chilis give the salad a sharp bite to it, so be ready for a little heat!

Tomato Jicama Salad

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Think of this salad as a jicama salsa. Thanks to the jalapeños, this dish is extremely refreshing. If you’re on a vegan or Paleo diet, you can rest easy knowing that there’s nothing off-limits in the salad.

Crispy Jicama Apple Salad

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In addition to tasting great, this salad is easy to make. You can create it using one bowl, and the sweet and tangy flavor leaves your mouth asking for more. It only takes a few minutes to finish this dish.

Clementine Jicama Salad

Clementine Jicama Salad
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It’s no secret that jicama and citrus pair well together. In this flavorful salad, clementine and jicama are the two stars. The garlicky vinaigrette sauce atop this salad is exceptional.

Raw Jicama Recipes

One of the great things about jicama is the fact that you don’t need to cook it. Check out these raw jicama recipes for an easy meal.

Watermelon Jicama Salad

Watermelon Jicama Salad
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You don’t need to pull out the frying pan for this watermelon jicama salad. Cayenne gives it a little spice, and lime juice balances everything out. In the summer, the dish will cool you down. And in the winter, it will remind you of the warm weather.

Pineapple Jicama Slaw

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Bell pepper, cilantro, and lime juice combine with jicama and pineapple to make a raw and beautiful salad. To make this a meal, serve it with your favorite tortilla chips.

Jicama Appetizer

jicama appetizer
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You could argue that this is the easiest of the jicama recipes. First, peel the jicama and cut it into small pieces. Then, sprinkle chili powder and lime juice over the top of it. It’s a great dish for small parties.

Raw Lime Jicama Fries

Raw Lime & Chili Spiced Jicama Fries
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Similar to the recipe above, this delicious dish is jicama, some spices, and lime juice. Cumin, chili powder, and paprika punch up the flavor of these fries.

Jicama Potato Salad

Paleo Jicama Dill “Potato” Salad
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Instead of using potatoes, this “potato” salad features jicama as the star. It’s creamy, just as any potato salad should be, and has a bold dill flavor. You won’t miss the potatoes in this dish.

Mexican Jicama Recipes

All of these dishes have a Mexican twist. Whether you use these recipes as a standalone dish or add them to your favorite entrees, you’ll enjoy them.

Mexican Jicama Snack

Mexican Jicama Snack

One jicama, crushed red pepper, and two limes are all you need to make this finger food. Although it’s simple, the dish is just as tasty as any elaborate meal.

Jicama and Cucumber Slaw

Jicama And Cucumber Slaw With Sweet And Spicy Dressing
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For Cinco de Maya, this dish will be sure to impress. But you might want to make this Mexican-inspired salad many times throughout the year because it could become a family favorite.

Jicama Salad from Mexico

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This salad is loaded with healthy foods, like zucchini and carrots. Raspberry vinegar and red onion give this jicama salad a bright and bold flavor.

Mexican Jicama and Avocado Salad

Mexican jicama and avocado salad

Dijon mustard and pepitas give jicama and avocado a boost in flavor. Fresh orange and some lime juice make this salad a brightness that will cheer up any day.

Mexican Jicama Shrimp Salad

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To satisfy your seafood fix, try this shrimp salad that highlights jicama. It’s filling enough to serve as a meal, and grapefruit helps make an unforgettable flavor profile.

Hearty Jicama Recipes

If you’re in search of a filling meal, try these jicama dishes. It might be healthy, but it can also be hearty!

Jicama Home Fries

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If you can’t eat nightshades, these home fries will leave you forgetting about the potato and honoring jicama. When sautéed, the jicama gets a soft texture and a unique flavor.

Jicama Tortilla Soup

Spicy Jicama Tortilla Soup with Shrimp
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As if tortilla soup weren’t enough on its own, jicama takes it to a whole new level. You spiralize the jicama to transform it into noodles, and the flavor of the broth infuses into the noodles.

Grain-Free Mac and Cheese

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What do mac and cheese have to do with jicama? In this recipe, it has everything to do with the cheesy dish. Jicama replaces the noodles, but the cheese is still there.

Jicama Bacon

jicama bacon
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Yes, you read this right. With this recipe, you can transform jicama into bacon. Maple syrup, soy sauce, and liquid smoke all make the root vegetable taste like bacon. Serve it with your favorite eggs for a hearty meal.

Dessert Jicama Recipes

Vegetables for dessert? Why not! Check out these dessert recipes and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Jicama Churros

Low Carb Jicama Churros Recipe
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Although churros are great, they’re loaded with carbs. Whether or not you’re trying to eat healthily, these jicama churros will leave you satisfied. Erythritol and ground cinnamon are the ingredients that give jicama sticks a crispy and tasty coating.

Jicama Apple Filling

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If you want to make some apple-filled pastries, try something different. Use jicama to replace the apple for fewer carbohydrates, and you can have a sweet dessert.

Jicama and Apple Galette

Jicama & Apple Galette
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This galette features an easy crust and a filling that will leave you asking for a second piece. Honey, sugar, and cinnamon give the filing a fantastic flavor. You may want to start growing jicama in the winter to have it on hand for this recipe.

Bottom Line

Whether you like jicama sweet or savory, you’ll enjoy these dishes. How do you prefer jicama? If you’ve tried any of these recipes or have your recipes, comment below!

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