I really love jicama (pronounced he-ke-ma). In fact, my whole family does! Maybe you haven’t tried it yet and if not, you are in for a real treat! Jicama is a starchy root of a tropical American vine and you can find it at whole foods near the root vegetables. It is tan and round and hard and kind of looks a turnip. Inside, its texture resembles that of an apple and a potato combined. Unlike other root vegetables, I find that jicama stays fresher in the frig. How do you cut and eat it? Take a very sharp knife and slice it in half, then peel it with a knife since the skin is really tough. For serving options, try these:
• Slice it and include it in a crudité. Serve it with sunshine sauce from the Well Fed cookbook. http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/07/21/sunshine-sauce/ This sauce also makes fabulous pad thai. You can also try it with my ranch dressing. https://contemporarycavegirl.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/crudite-with-ranch-dressing/
• Dice it and add it to a salad.
• Cut it into strips and bake it with some olive or coconut oil and salt at 375 degrees for about 20-30 minutes for jicama fries – serve with homemade ketchup. I usually make sweet potato and carrot fries along with these.
Any way you eat it, I bet you will enjoy it.