Jicama Fries | Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan

Jicama fries are keto, low-carb, and vegan friendly. Really easy to make and worth it if you want a healthy alternative to regular fries.

Jicama fries are keto, low-carb, and vegan friendly. Really easy to make and worth it if you want a healthy alternative to regular fries.

What is Jicama?

Jicama is a root vegetable that’s also known as “Mexican yam” or “Mexican turnip” and pronounced as “hecama”. This vegetable has a mild flavor and you can eat it raw. It’s often compared to a water chestnut, very mild apple, or pear because of how crisp it is.

It’s high in fiber, a good source of vitamin C and E, and 90% water. It may taste sweet but when digested it doesn’t turn into simple sugars which makes it great for diabetics or anyone wanting a healthy snack.

Keto, Whole30, Paleo, Low carb Jicama

Jicama is a great alternative to regular fries if you are on any of these diets:

Keto – great for weight loss

Whole30 – and Paleo friendly

Low carb – low fat

Diabetic – sugar-free (low glycemic index)

Vegan and vegetarian – free of animal products

Jicama fries are keto, low-carb, and vegan friendly. Really easy to make and worth it if you want a healthy alternative to regular fries.

What to serve with Jicama fries?

You can get creative on what to serve with jicama fries. They are a great side dish to any of your favorite meals like baked tilapia.

You can also have them with dipping sauces like (keto) ketchup, guacamole, or chipotle mayo for a little spice.

If you’re eating it raw try it with hummus or vegan ranch dip.

How to cook low carb jicama fries

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Peel and slice the jicama into fries
  • Boil the jicama for 10 minutes or place in a microwave-safe bowl with water and microwave for 6 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl
  • Drizzle with avocado oil and add all of the seasonings then toss to coat the fries well
  • Spread the jicama fries on the baking sheet and bake for 25- 30 minutes. Toss halfway through
  • Let cool and garnish with parsley or cilantro. Enjoy

Jicama fries will last about 3-4 days in an airtight container stored in the fridge.

*If you’ve never had jicama fries before, do not expect them to be crispy like potato fries. Remember this is a healthy alternative to fries so the texture will be different.

Jicama fries are keto, low-carb, and vegan friendly. Really easy to make and worth it if you want a healthy alternative to regular fries.
Jicama fries are keto, low-carb, and vegan friendly. Really easy to make and worth it if you want a healthy alternative to regular fries.

Jicama Fries | Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb jicama peel and cut
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro or parsley for topping; finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Peel and slice the jicama into fries
  • Boil the jicama for 10 minutes or place in a microwave safe bowl with water and microwave for 6 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl
  • Drizzle with avocado oil and add all of the seasonings then toss to coat the fries well
  • Spread the jicama fries on the baking sheet and bake for 25- 30 minutes. Toss halfway through
  • Let cool and garnish with parsley or cilantro. Enjoy
Keyword clean eating, healthy, keto, low carb, paleo, vegan, whole 30
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