Pickled Jicama

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Pickled Jicama is a delightful and different way to enjoy pickled veggies.Pickled Jicama

What Does Jicama Taste Like?

If you’ve never had jicama, it’s got an interesting texture that’s like that of a crispy apple but neutral in flavor. I’ve sliced it into salads and even slow cooked it until it took on the resemblance of home fries.

Recently, I ordered a salad at one of my new favorite eating spots – Craft & Commerce in the Little Italy district of San Diego – and it came with what I guessed was pickled jicama. It was tangy and crunchy and definitely better than regular pickles.

I set out to recreate them at home, but my first batch wasn’t great – I used regular pickling spices, and it just wasn’t the same. So last week, while dining at C & C I asked the waitress if she could find out the ingredients for me. She came back with the info from the kitchen: rice wine vinegar, salt, sugar and chilies. I modified it a bit and this is the result.

Pickled Jicama

Pickled Jicama

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pickling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 45 kcal

Pickled Jicama is a delightful and different way to enjoy pickled veggies. Find out how simple it is to quick pickle this unique veggie.



  • 1 small jicama cubed
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper minced


  1. Peel the jicama with a knife and cut into small cubes, and minced the jalapeño (be sure to wash your hands after handling the pepper).
  2. In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the vinegars, honey, salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour the hot vinegar over the jicama cubes, and add the chili pepper.
  4. Pack into a quart-sized mason jar and refrigerate. Tastes best when it has marinated for at least 24 hours but you can make a quick pickle out of it by letting it sit for about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Pickled Jicama
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 135mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 21.6%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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