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What to do with a Jicama?

RawaholicRawaholic Raw Newbie

Hey everybody!

I just recently went to my local farmer's market and low and behold they had a Jicama! So I bought my first Jicama. I've seen several recipes for it but none of them I really want to try. Does anybody have any good recipe ideas?


  • graceinyafacegraceinyaface Raw Newbie

    my fave is jicama fries. just peel and slice the jicama into french fry shapes...I think i added chili powder, a little nama, cumin, lime and some other seasonings and left them in the dehydrator for about an hour. So freaking good

  • graceinyaface: I've never tried fries, I'll have to get meself a jicama, they sound great.

    My favourite is the jicama taco salad on this site, with mango and coriander. It's amazing. I had it practically every night for 2 weeks last summer and my totally non-raw, meat-eating dad loved it and ate enormous amounts.

    If you make it, the mango is crucial. I thought it would be kind of gross, so made it and put the mango on the side. It was OK, but one bite with the mango and I was in heaven. LOL

    There is also a jicama milk recipe on this site that looks really good though I haven't tried it yet.

  • I make a salad of shredded jicama, shredded zucchini, and shredded yellow squash, add chopped scallions, chopped red bell pepper and lots of chopped cilantro. Then add lime juice as dressing. Simple and tasty.

  • RawaholicRawaholic Raw Newbie

    Thanks for all the great ideas. All of them sound delicious. Now I have to decide which one to make first! Maybe the fries . . . I don't know. The mango one sounds good too if only I could find some organic mangos. I found out that non-organic mangos are GMO. :(

  • I love Jicama, I put lemon olive oil and garlic and let them set for a while yum!

  • This is my ULTIMATE favorite salad, in fact I am making it today:

    Jicama in french fry shape

    thin sliced yellow pepper

    thin sliced red onion

    thin sliced radishes

    orange slices

    Add this dressing and you will be in heaven:

    1 1/2 TBS Nama Shoyu

    1 1/2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 TBS Agave Syrup

    2 Tsp Sesame Oil

    1/4 Tsp grated ginger


    fresh oregano

    They serve this salad at Tres Agaves - Sammy Hagers restaurant in San Francisco.

  • I enjoy Jicama french fry style along with raw ketchup. YUM

  • superfood2superfood2 Raw Newbie

    I like it raw, undehydrated, with lime juice.

  • daniefondaniefon Raw Newbie

    It makes a really sweet delicious juice too.

  • Jicama makes a great "mock" rice! All you do is put it in your food processor and mince it fine. I usually add some pine nuts too, just for bulk. Afterwards, I use it in raw recipes like raw sushi (no fish) and my version on the Korean bi-bim-bap. It probably works best if you can dehydrate a little of the water out of the minced jicama before you do such things with it -- but you don't necessarily have to. I'm telling you, it makes a great rice!

  • rawmamarawmama Raw Newbie


    Which jicama taco salad do you love on this site? Is it the "Jicama Tac", "A different kind of Salsa", or another recipe that I'm not finding? Do you have a link? It sounds good! Thanks :)

  • i tried this at a raw restaurant. i haven't made it yet but i'm guessing this is how thy do it. slice jicama in really thin sheets. soak it in water for a few hours so its really soft. lay out the sheets. make a raw cheese filling and fill the sheets with it. fold the sheets over so that it's like ravioli. spread your favorite sauce over it and it's the best tasting ravioli. it has the same texture as the white flour kind.

  • Do a recipe search for Jicama Tuna on here ~it's quite good - it calls for a raw mayo - I used an avacado with a little lemon juice blended together.

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