Crab-Jicama Salpicon

Salpicon is a salsa-like filling or topping. This crab-jicama variety (right, in photo) comes from chef Rick Bayless, and it's part of his Cinco de Mayo guacamole bar. Get All the Recipes

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Crab-Jicama Salpicon

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010


  • 8 ounces crab meat, picked over for stray bits of shell
  • 1/3 small jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (a heaping 1/2 cup)
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Coarse salt


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together crab meat, jicama, scallions, cilantro, and lime juice; season with about 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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