crab, cucumber and jicama salad


Crab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad

Crab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad

Ensalada de Cangrejo, Pepino y Jícama

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.20 from 5 votes


  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher or coarse sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 small jícama peeled and julienned
  • 1 large English cucumber peeled, seeded and julienned
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts crushed , or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 pint jumbo lump crab meat picked through thoroughly for cartilage and shells
  • Romain lettuce to accompany (optional)
  • Tostadas homemade or store-bought, or crackers, to accompany (optional)

To Prepare

  • In a large bowl, combine the lime juice and zest, cayenne pepper, rice wine vinegar and honey. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the jícama, cucumber, scallions, peanuts and cilantro and toss well to combine. Then, add the crab and gently toss, taking care not to break up the crab meat. Serve over lettuce or in individual cups accompanied by tostadas or crackers.


18comments inCrab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad

  1. Rose

    Jul 25

    Hi Pati,
    The gal that used the words “beach and summer“ to describe this recipe was right on target! It is so refreshingly delicious! Yes, I am using a lot of exclamation marks because it’s that good! Thank you, Pati, your recipes never fail me.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

      Thanks so much Rose! Yes, this salad is very refreshing and the crunch added with jicama and cucumber makes it really delicious. Enjoy 😉

  2. Michele

    Jan 28

    I wanted to find the other recipes from this series. Help

    1. Pati

      Jan 28

      Here they all are, Michele. Episode 309 🙂

  3. Carol

    Apr 14

    Delicious every time! Tastes like the beach and summer.

    1. Pati

      Apr 16

      I love your description, Carol…thank you.

  4. Anonymous

    May 23

    Love, love, love your show!!! I just madeyour crab salad with jícama, súper deliciosa!!, muchas gracias!!!??

    1. Pati

      May 25


  5. Myrla

    Dec 13

    Me encanta tu programa! I watch it with my little girls and they get excited to go to the kitchen and try out your recipes. Muchisimas gracias!

    1. Pati

      Dec 17

      Gracias! You will have to let me know what you try!!

  6. Louise

    Aug 01

    I’m making this over this weekend!

    1. Pati

      Aug 01

      Yay, Louise!! Hope you enjoy!

  7. Roseann Salazar

    Jul 30

    Hi Pati – love your show! Made the Crab, Cucumber and Jícama Salad and it was a hit! Next up is the Beef Barbacoa Sliders. You are awesome! Thank you!

    1. Pati

      Jul 30

      THANK YOU, Roseann!!

  8. Diego Rosales

    May 19

    This was excellent, it was the first time trying Jicama and it was delicious. The only thing I did differentlywas to add a teaspoon of sesame toasted oil… It felt like the right thing to do because of the rice wine vinegar.

    1. Pati

      May 19

      Yay!! Thank you so much for trying it!

  9. Mary

    Apr 19

    This salad was wonderful. Thank you Pati

    1. Pati

      Apr 20

      Delighted you tried it and liked it, Mary!

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