Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer Peppers

Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer PeppersRecipe
Annabelle Breakey
A great use for the sweet peppers piled up at the farmers' market right now--all of them work in this juicy, tart pickle.
Makes 4 cups


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1/4 cup lime juice
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3-in. piece peeled fresh ginger
1 medium jicama (1 lb.), peeled
3 small ripe sweet peppers--orange, red, yellow, or a combination, seeded and stemmed
1 serrano or jalapeño chile, seeded and stemmed


Prep: 25 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

1. Pour lime juice, vinegar, salt, and sugar into a medium bowl. Set a strainer over bowl. Finely shred ginger, put in strainer, and press out juice into bowl. Whisk brine to mix.

2. Slice jicama 1/4 in. thick and cut slices in halves or quarters. Slice peppers and chile into thin rounds. Add to brine and turn gently to mix.

3. Chill at least 1 hour, stirring every now and then so flavors can develop. Serve cold. Keeps, chilled, up to 2 days.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.

Created date

June 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 15
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Protein 0.3 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 3.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Sodium 38 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg