Here’s a salad you can make in no time that will keep in the fridge for several days and makes a great side dish to Mexican and Asian dishes. In summer, it would be perfect on a hot day or at a picnic. Fun fact: jicama is the root of a plant that produces beans similar to lima beans, but beware!!! The beans of the jicama plant are toxic. A warm weather crop, jicama is sold only as the root, however, so no worries. Low in calories, jicama is packed with fiber and vitamin C.