Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime | Yam Bean Salad

Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime | Yam Bean Salad

This is a simple Jicama Salad, easy and quick to make, which matches its crispy apple taste with the Summery freshness of cucumber.  A little heat from chilli and a tang from lime juice, and a gorgeous salad is born.

Jicama, or Yam Bean, is a funny little vegetable, with papery brown skin that can be pulled off in layers. There is nothing there to suggest the beautiful white flesh below which is so crisp, juicy and a little sweet, with a taste hinting at apples. It is versatile, perfect in salads, making wonderful pickles, and can be cooked as well.

Are you looking for other Jicama recipes? Try Jicama and Green Mango Salad, Pickled Jicama, and Jicama Salad with Coconut Milk.

Or perhaps Cucumber recipes? Try Sunday Salad, Cucumber Salad with Japanese Dressing, and Cucumber Yoghurt Salad.

Browse all of our Jicama dishes, our Cucumber recipes, and all of our many many salads. Or take some time to explore our Late Summer recipes.

Jicama and Cucumber Salad

Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime | Yam Bean Salad

0.5 small jicama
2 small cucumbers
1 green chilli, or to taste
1 lime, juice and zest

Peel the Jicama with a small sharp knife – you will find that some of the skin will just pull off. Cut into cubes or julienne.

Peel the cucumbers if the skin is thick. Otherwise leave all of some of it on. Dice into cubes or cut into julienne.

Mix the cucumbers with the Jicama, chillies and salt. Finely grate lime zest over the salad and add lime juice, tasting until you have the right balance of salt and lime juice.

Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime | Yam Bean Salad

recipe notes and alternatives
Garnish with sesame seeds, black poppy seeds or kalonji seeds and enjoy.

Add a little julienned red radish for colour.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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