Vibrant Jicama Involtini with Zesty Filling

Vibrant Jicama Involtini with Zesty Filling

Escape into a world of fresh flavors with this innovative dish that combines the crispness of jicama with a mouthwatering filling. This recipe, Vibrant Jicama Involtini, is not only a visual feast with its appealing presentation, but also a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. Perfect for anyone looking to impress at a gathering or enjoy a light yet satisfying meal.

### Description:

**Jicama Involtini** are delightful rolls made from thinly sliced jicama, a root vegetable known for its fresh, crunchy texture. These rolls are packed with a zesty filling that features a medley of vegetables and spices, offering a healthy and flavorful option for appetizers or a light entrée. They are versatile, allowing for various fillings to cater to different tastes. The term ‘involtini’ refers to an Italian dish involving small pieces of meat, poultry, or fish rolled around a filling; in this case, jicama serves as the wrap for a vegetarian twist on the classic concept.

### Recipe:


For the Involtini:
– 1 large jicama
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Filling:
– 1 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
– 1 cup mango, finely diced
– 1/2 cup cooked black beans
– 1/2 cup corn kernels
– 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
– 1 lime, juiced
– 1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced (optional for extra heat)
– Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Begin by preparing the jicama. Peel the jicama and slice it as thinly as possible into rounds. A mandoline slicer works best for this task. Aim for slices that are flexible but not too thin that they tear easily.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced red bell pepper, mango, black beans, corn kernels, red onion, and cilantro. Toss in the lime juice and minced jalapeño if using. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to ensure the filling is evenly combined.

3. Take a slice of jicama and lay it flat on a clean surface. Place a spoonful of the filling near one edge of the jicama slice.

4. Roll the jicama tightly around the filling, creating a small roll or ‘involtini’. Continue this process with the remaining jicama slices and filling.

5. Arrange the jicama involtini on a platter, drizzle with a touch of olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.

6. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. They make a perfect appetizer or component of a light meal, bringing a fusion of vibrant flavors and textures to the table.

Enjoy your unique and eye-pleasing Vibrant Jicama Involtini, a dish that’s sure to surprise and delight any palate!