It's time to become familiar with jicama (pronounced hē-kə-ma). This root vegetable looks a little bit like an overgrown radish and has roots in Mexico and parts of Central America. But luckily, it's readily available elsewhere too. The inside of jicama resembles a potato, but you don't have to cook jicama to eat it. Actually, jicama is best served raw -- in a salad.

Jicama salad recipes are just the breath of fresh air you need on your plate as we're making our way out of winter. But it's also great in the summer too, served along tacos or fresh fish.

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  • Grilled Zucchini Ribbon And Kale Salad

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  • Sushi Salad

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  • Pickled Strawberry And Roasted Beet Salad

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  • BLT Chopped Salad With Corn, Feta And Avocado

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  • Pear Roquefort Salad

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  • Asian Tuna Salad

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  • Carrots And Courgettes Linguini With Tomatoes

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  • Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Salads

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  • Butternut Squash Butter Lettuce Salad With Spicy Avocado Dressing

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  • Quinoa Fajita Salad

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  • Roast Carrot, Lentil & Avocado Salad

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  • Greek Salad

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  • Stacked Apple Salad

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  • Tequila Lime Flank Steak Fajita Salad

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  • Quinoa Salad With Black Beans, Corn, And Tomatoes

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  • Fried Citrus Salad

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  • Ginger Beef Salad

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  • Ham And Egg Salad

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  • Spinach, Gruyere, Dried Cranberry And Walnut Salad

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  • Kale And Apple Salad With Pancetta And Candied Pecans

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  • Thai Crab And Green Mango Salad

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  • Winter Salad With Rice Vinaigrette

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  • Lemony Bulgur Salad With Shrimp And Spinach

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  • Winter Chicken Salad With Citrus And Celery

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  • Beet Salad With Tangerines

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  • Bitter Greens With Almonds And Goat Cheese

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  • Warm Flank Steak Salad With Mint And Cilantro

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  • Pan-Roasted Salmon-And-Bread Salad

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  • Barley And Spinach Salad With Tofu Dressing

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  • New-Style Greek Salad

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  • Winter Greens Salad

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  • Warm Spaghetti-Squash Salad

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  • Scallops With Grapefruit-Onion Salad

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  • Warm Chicken And Rice Noodle Salad

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  • Citrus Salad With Candied Ginger

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  • Black-Eyed-Pea Salad

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  • Beet-And-Apple Salad

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  • Green Goddess Chicken Salad

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  • BLT Bread Salad

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  • Pickled Vegetable Salad With Soft-Boiled Eggs

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  • Grilled Beet Salad With Balsamic And Goat Cheese

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  • Butternut Squash Salad With Hazelnuts

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  • Green Mango Salad

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  • Roasted Pears With Creamy Goat Cheese And Wild Arugula

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  • Smoked-Trout Salad With Mustard Dressing

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  • Lentil, Cilantro And Chili Salad

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