10/01/2013 09:17 am ET

How To Make Jicama Taste Its Most Delicious (PHOTOS)

It's likely that you're not particularly familiar with jicama -- this crunchy, white vegetable isn't exactly the most common ingredient in the U.S. But it's a delicious option that just happens to fly under the radar, and we think it deserves way more attention than it's been getting.

Jicama is a root vegetable most commonly found adding a crunch to salads, salsas and slaws. Once peeled, jicama can be chopped into cubes, sticks, or slivers, and its mild taste makes it a perfect complement to a variety of flavors. We've rounded up 10 of the best jicama recipes, and we think you'll be convinced to take a chance on this veggie.

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Jicama Recipes

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