Mango Jicama Salad

mango jicama salad in a bowl.

This mango jicama salad has become one of our go-to warm-weather potluck recipes. In Mexico, it's common to serve cut fruit like mango, melon, and papaya with mild ground chilis for dipping. They're definitely on to something!

Everyone loves this fruit salad recipe and it's so refreshing! You can't beat the satisfying crunch of jicama. The other reason it is a potluck favorite is that it's vegan, gluten-free, and also free of most major allergens.

What is Jicama?

two whole jicama and one cut open.

Jicama is a root vegetable that originated in Mexico and South America. You peel off the thin skin and to use it. It's usually not too difficult to find in major grocery store chains.

Jicama doesn't have much flavor on its own but occasionally has a slight sweetness. The texture is kind of similar to a water chestnut. It's wonderful chopped up in salads.

What is Tajin?

a bottle of tajin original chili seasoning.

Tajin (pronounced ta-HEEN) is a chili seasoning from Mexico. The chili, lime, and salt flavors in it are a popular addition to many foods in Mexico. You'll find Tajin on chips, fruits, vegetables, candy, and more.

We usually keep the original Tajin on hand. It's fairly mild. They have several other varieties including habanero, chipotle, and even low-sodium. The original is easy to find in most grocery stores but you will probably have to order the other flavors online.

Don't feel limited to serving this Mango Jicama Salad with Mexican food. It makes a refreshing side to almost any cookout meal. Try it with burgers. 

mango jicama salad in a bowl.
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Mango Jicama Salad

A refreshing side on a hot summer day!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 134kcal


  • 1 medium jicama about 1 pound, peeled and cut into strips or diced
  • 2 small cucumbers peeled, seeded, and cut into strips or diced
  • 3 medium mangoes peeled and cut into strips or diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Tajin seasoning or mild ground chilies like ancho
  • 2 limes juiced
  • salt to taste


  • Prepare jicama, cucumbers, and mangoes. Cut into sticks or dice, your choice. Both present nicely.
  • Combine all ingredients and chill before serving. If using Tajin seasoning, you'll probably need less salt. It'll be juicy, so serve with a slotted spoon.


Tajin seasoning can be found at many grocery stores with an international section. Ancho chili powder is a good substitute for this mango jicama salad recipe. Any other mild to medium chili powder will also be nice.
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