• Common name: Jicama – mexican turnip
  • Type: Root vegetable
  • Scientific name: various
  • CHamoru: hikåmas
  • Filipino: singkamas

Flavor profile: subtle, crunchy

Best used as: fresh, sauteed, fried or in soups


Avocado, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad

(a Lively Table recipe adapted for Guam’s local produce)


1 avocado, peeled and cubed
½ cup cucumber, cubed
½ cup of jicama, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp green onions
1 tbsp calamansi juice
Olive oil, sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper.


  1. Add avocado, cucumber, jicama, and green onions to a large bowl. Add calmansi juice
    and stir gently.
  2. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Source: https://livelytable.com/avocado-jicama-and-cucumber-salad/