Jicama “Potato” Salad

A Fresh Twist on a Picnic Classic

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

Seemingly impenetrable, with an appearance between a potato and a rock, jicama is not the supermodel of the produce world. But remove that tough, dusty, brown skin, and you’ll find a sweet, tender, juicy inside that’s remarkably similar to a potato. Unlike potato, however, it can be eaten raw. Cut into slices or sticks, jicama is a refreshing addition to crudité plates. Cubed and slowly simmered, jicama softens and lives up to its alternative name: the Mexican potato.