To prepare a jicama, all you have to do is peel off the skin. The flesh inside is white and firm, and it can be sliced into cubes, sticks, or slivers. Trim off any brown spots before slicing, but there are no seeds or core to remove.As we mentioned, we love adding jicama to salads. It adds a refreshing crunch and a subtly-sweet flavor that's similar to cucumber. Diced into small cubes, we can add jicama to homemade salsas. Larger sticks of jicama and a bowl of dip also make an excellent snack. We have even added cubes of jicama to quick stir-fries as a substitute for water chestnuts.
What are your favorite ways to use jicama?
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