Jicama (pronounced: hick-a-ma) is a low-cal & filling root veggie. It’s most commonly eaten RAW and kinda tastes like a cross between a potato + an apple.
WHY IT’S GREAT: Jicama has 6 grams of super gut-friendly prebiotic fiber per cup. It also contains skin-firming vitamin C, is only 50 calories per cup, and is 90% water which it helps keep you hydrated during hot summer days.
My absolute favorite way to enjoy raw JICAMA is as a…CHIP SWAP.
TRY: Raw Jicama Chips w/ chili powder & lime
HOW TO: Cut the skin off of one jicama & trim it to the shape of a square block. Using a mandoline, cut the jicama into 1/8-inch slices and cut each diagonally into triangles. In a large bowl, toss jicama with sea salt & lime juice. Place on a platter and sprinkle with chili powder. I love these as is or served w/ guacamole!
PS: Raw Jicama Chips taste great with rosé on a hot summer day. xx
Jicama makes a great cracker stand-in.
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Jicama makes a great addition to salsa.
Click here for my Jicama Salsa recipe.