Allow me to start by admitting that I had no idea what “jicama” was before today (pronounced “hickama” and pictured on the right). In fact, I had never even heard of it. Turns out it’s “a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip.” According to the same source, jicama is popular in Mexican cuisine and has “a unique flavor that lends itself well to salads, salsas, and vegetable platters.”
So now you know. All you have to do next is find some so you can make this delicious-sounding jicama and watermelon salad! The salad includes jicama cut into matchstick pieces and watermelon chunks tossed with orange juice, lime juice, honey and mint leaves.
Visit the Food Network website to check out the recipe in its entirety. If you make it, leave a comment below and tell me how it tasted … and where you found the jicama. And if you have any jicama left over, feel free to try this fun recipe for “Watermelon Confetti.”