Unsure what to do with the ugly brown jicama that is showing up at the markets. You can peel it and eat it in sticks with hummus, salsa or all by itself. Serve it with a dash of chili pepper or add it to vegetable and fruit salads. Try it in this Jicama Orange Basil Salad. The taste is slightly sweet and mildly earthy. Buy a jicama at the farmer’s market and try it, if you haven’t already.
Feed some bees.
Plant some basil plants on your deck. The flowers attract and aid bees. They are perennial in Baja if you water them over the hot summer months. Genovese basil doesn’t tolerate the summer heat very well but Thai, Holy Basil and Sweet Basil are tolerant.
Orange Jicama Basil Salad
Try this 4 ingredient, versatile refreshing fruit salad with oranges, lime and jicama seasoned with basil; low in calories and high in vitamin C
A simple non-recipe
Peel and cube a jicama and two oranges. Chiffonade 1/4 cup of fresh basil of any type. Combine and squeeze the juice from the third orange and a Mexican lime over the salad and mix.
Variations: Use fresh mint or chili powder. Substitute grapefruit for the oranges.
Serve with fish, chicken or alone as a side salad.