Thursday, March 31, 2011

Raw Jicama Chili Fries


I absolutely love these delicious Jicama Chili Fries. Jicama (pronounced \ˈhē-kə-mə\ is a a pale brown turnip with a crisp sweet taste. It is the tuberous root of a tropical American vine (Pachyrhizus erosus) of the legume family that is eaten raw or cooked.  The Jicama originated in Mexico. You can find jicamas in most stores. I only used one jicama to produce this big bowl of fries!  Jicama health benefits are numerous! It is low in calories and an excellent source of fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamins C and E. In fact, 1 cup of jicama contains nearly 6 grams of fiber. Jicama helps keep your cholesterol levels under control and may help protect against heart disease. Eating jicama also helps boost your immune system, promote healthy bones, and protect you against colds and flu - all great reasons for enjoying jicama.  You will love these!

Raw Jicama Chili Fries
Printable Recipe

1 large jicama
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp. sea salt

1.)  Peel and slice jicama into french fry shapes.  Coat well with 1 tsp. olive oil.  Add chili powder, nutritional yeast and salt.  Mix well and serve. Pin It

14 comments:

  1. I need to get some jicama! I have not had it in a long time! I like crunch too!

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  2. Sounds great. I always want to try jicama but I can never really find it, even in Mexican neighborhoods. Or maybe I just pass over "another brown tuber."

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  3. What a great idea! I can just imagine how crunchy and tasty these are! I'm going to try some asap.

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  4. I never tried jicama but this sounds delicious!

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  5. Awwwhh! I just tried some jicama the other day and I loved it! What an amazing recipe! :D

    xoxox
    Kathleen

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  6. Thank you all for your fun comments-I love to read them. Jicama really is one of those vegetables that gets overlooked, but is so delicious. I hope you will all try my recipe and let me know what you think:)

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  7. Awesome Mom!!! Looks tasty!!!

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  8. i love jicama, but only ever use it in salads. this is a great idea that i can't wait to try.
    i am so glad to have found your blog, btw.
    have a great weekend.

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  9. I often cut up Jicama for Mr. SV to snack on. He's not a fan of nutritional yeast. Wonder if these would be as good without it?

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  10. Shen, you can make these without the nutritional yeast and still taste great. There isn't much nutritional yeast on them so it shouldn't overwhelm Mr. SV:)

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  11. Thanks. He's quite the delicate flower don't ya know.

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  12. MMMMMMM....I am making these for sure this week to snack on. See, since I dont live closer to just come and hang out and snack WITH you I have to make my own batch! :)

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  13. Awesome, was introduced to it at an Easter dinner. Just saw it in a salad, and had to try it....delicious!! Jicama, cilantro, red onion, green and red pepper, a touch of cayenne pepper, and a vinegarette. I'll have to try the fries this weekend!!

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