My last post was all about jicama; what it is, the nutritional benefits and how to eat it.
This jicama salad isn’t just jicama, it’s loaded with colourful vegetables to give you all the phytonutrients and antioxidants your little heart desires, literally.
What the heck is a jicama?
Ji-what-a? Pronounced hee-kah-ma, this hearty root veggie is also known as a yam bean. It is part of the legume family and grows on vines in Central American, South Asian, and the Caribbean. It has a rough brownish outside resembling a turnip, but once you peel off the skin, the inside is crisp and white like an apple. If you’ve never tasted jicama, imagine if an apple and a potato made a baby – not too sweet and just the right amount of crunch.