Jicama is a root vegetable that can take as long as 9 months to grow. Sometimes called Mexican yam, turnip or potato, it has a sweet starchy flavour and is often eaten raw.
So what do I do with it?
Jicama is fantastic raw as a snack or in salads and can also be added to dishes like other root vegetables. We'll be posting some of LillyPad's jicama recipes later this month.
In the meantime, check out this article All About Jicama on LowFatLowCarb.com for more about this vegetable and a great jicama fries recipe.