Sunday, June 13
Jicama: the other white tuber
What the heck is jicama? Sounds like hiccup but don't be fooled: you are bound to love this new root vegetable. Related to the turnip, jicama is a delightful tuber with a light and refreshing flavor. The jicama, while native to Mexico, can be grown right here in Wisconsin. In fact, last summer I was fortunate enough to sample some at our farmer's market! This root vegetable is the perfect addition to a salad or can be cooked with spices like cumin or chili powder.
We enjoyed jicama raw, and cut into slices, dipped into lime-sour cream. To make lime-sour cream, simply add the juice of 1/2 lime to 1 cup of sour cream and stir. This was the perfect addition to our dinner of enchiladas! Light and refreshing.
thoughts from green--bean