I used “salsa” in the name of this recipe for want of a better word. Using “sauce” brings to mind pasta sauce and that is not what this is. It is like pico de gallo, but uses basil instead of cilantro.
A jicama is a tuber and it’s the same basic colour as a potato, but that’s where the similarities end. Where potatoes have thin skin and starchy flesh, jicamas have thick, fibrous skin and lighter, juicier flesh, closer in texture to an apple.