Indigenous to Mexico, jicama is a root vegetable that’s high in calcium, dietary fiber and vitamins C, B and A. It resembles a cross between a potato and turnip, and its crunchy, potato-like texture makes a great addition to any dish. Don’t be intimidated by this veggie’s large, spherical shape. Simply follow our step-by-step guide for cutting and preparing your jicama:
Wash jicama thoroughly in cold water to remove any dirt from the skin
Peel jicama with a vegetable peeler until the skin is completely removed
Turn lengthwise and cut in half with a sharp knife (serrated knife works best)
Slice into 1/8 inch thick pieces and depending on your recipe, you can chop, julienne or cube your jicama
Now that you know how to properly cut your jicama, check out our recipes page to learn about all the different ways you can enjoy your freshly cut, Montero Farms jicama.