Lately, I’ve been on a ‘try new things’ food binge. I tend to buy the weekly staples that keep our kitchen and diets clean and fresh and routine is definitely easier to manage. I’ve made a constant effort to buy a couple new ingredients each week whether it’s a veggie, herb or spice. Some of these ideas come from the holy grail (The Cooking Channel) and others just from perusing the shelves for something I would have no idea what to do with.
This week, I was inspired by something I actually am familiar with because of my culture, but had never used in cooking. Jicama, also known as Mexican yam or Mexican turnip, is a crispy, fresh and edible raw or cooked. My beautiful grandma used to love eating it. I know in Mexico, it’s commonly eaten with spicy pepper. My grandma couldn’t handle the spice as she got older she used to sprinkle paprika over raw jicama. She loved it!
This is a tasty and refreshing soup that’s even great during the hot summers. The lime and cilantro make it a festive dish full of flavor.
It’s super cheap to make and very simple!
Let me know how you like it!