Have Some Jicama!

Fun facts about jicama:
  • It’s pronouced “hick-uh-muh”
  • It’s a delicious and nutritious root veggie from Mexico
  • It’s low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A & C
  • It can be eaten raw or cooked in about a zillion different ways
When raw, jicama adds a delicious crunch to salads or veggie trays. Its texture is kind of a cross between raw potato and apple.

When cooked, it’s kind of potato-y. It doesn’t have that cabbage-y taste that so many other purported low-carb potato substitutes have (I’m looking at you, cauliflower!)

It’s super easy to make, and last night I tried it both roasted and fried; let me tell you about it.

Baked Jicama Fries – 5 stars!

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  • Peel it, slice it like french fries, toss with Roasted Garlic Infused Oil, a little salt and a tablespoon or two of Wahoo! Chili Seasoning.
  • Roast at 425°F for about 30-45 minutes. Stir it a few times. Squeeze a lime over them and serve with any one of our fabulous dips.
  • So delish! It’s great bar food … serve it with cold beer.
  • Pro tip: don’t skip the lime – it’s awesome.
Roasted Jicama Cubes – 5 stars!

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  • Peel it, cube it, toss with Roasted Garlic Infused Oil, a little Seasoned Salt and a tablespoon or two of Citrus Herb Seasoning. And if you have sesame seeds laying around, toss those in, too!
  • Roast at 425°F for about 30-45 minutes. Stir it a few times. Squeeze a lime over top and serve as a side with grilled meat or tacos.
  • This also makes a great finger food with any of our delicious dips!
Jicama Country Fries

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  • I thought I could toss cubes with Avocado Oil, plus a blend of Onion Onion™ Seasoning, Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning and Seasoned Salt, stir in some diced peppers and saute it.
  • And while you can do that … it takes a super-long time to cook. Like 2 hours. And lots of tending, adding water, and learning what happens to peppers when you saute them for two hours.
  • In that first photo, it looks pretty, but tastes like warm, raw potatoes.
  • In this photo:

    Have Some Jicama! blog post | Tastefully Simple

    While they’ve lost their looks, they were tasty. But I prefer either of the above baked versions.
So if you haven’t tried jicama – get your brave on and give it a go. I think you will be delighted!

Enjoy!

j*a*N*e

PS. Try jicama “in the raw” with this fanstastic Jicama Slaw!

Jicama Slaw recipe | Tastefully Simple
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