Jicama Fries - Dr. Mark Hyman

Jicama Fries

Jicama is a non-starchy root vegetable commonly used in Mexico and Southeast Asia. It has a crisp, juicy texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Use it raw in salads and slaws, or cooked in place of starchier vegetables like potatoes. These fries will be a hit with the whole family! Click here to view PDF version. 

  • 1 large jicama, peeled and cut into 1⁄4-inch sticks
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika (optional)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven to preheat.

  2. In a bowl, toss the jicama fries with the olive oil, salt, black pepper, and spices, if desired.

  3. Carefully spread the jicama fries onto the hot baking sheet in a single layer. roast for 20 minutes; then, give them a stir and roast for another 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 145 • Fat: 4 g • Saturated Fat: 1 g • Cholesterol: 0 mg • Fiber: 15 g • Protein: 2 g • Carbohydrates: 27 g • Sodium: 157 mg

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