These jicama fries are the perfect low carb and nightshade-free way to satisfy your craving for french fries. They’re paleo, keto, vegan, and AIP.

jicama fries on plate with guacamole

What is Jicama?

Jicama is a delicious root vegetable that is unknown to many people! Jicama refers to the edible root of the Mexican turnip or Mexican vine, and it is a secret rockstar starchy vegetable that is completely AIP compliant, paleo, vegan and keto. If you haven’t tried jicama yet… this is your chance to get in on the jicama train!

These jicama fries are a ridiculously easy and delicious way to enjoy this unknown and underutilized vegetable! It is made with nourishing and flavorful ingredients and roasted in the oven. This is a perfect side dish and is AIP, Paleo, keto and vegan.

The Ingredients for Jicama Fries

  • Jicama: You can cut your jicama into fries, or buy your jicama pre-sliced to save time.
  • Avocado Oil: You can sub other oils like olive, if you prefer.
  • Lime
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Omit pepper for AIP.
  • Garlic Powder & Onion Powder
  • Turmeric & Paprika: Omit paprika for AIP.
  • Cilantro: To garnish!

How to make Jicama Fries

  • Coat Fries: Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the fries to the baking sheet and top with avocado oil, lime juice and seasonings (reserving the cilantro) and toss well to coat.
  • Bake Fries: Transfer to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Finish & Serve: Remove from the oven, top with cilantro and serve with guacamole for dipping.

jicama fries on plate with guacamole

Where do you buy jicama?

Jicama is available in a lot of grocery stores, and often it’s available pre-chopped!

How do you cut jicama? 

If you can’t find jicama pre-chopped, you can still cut it yourself. Peel the exterior, and carefully cut into it like you would any large vegetable like a squash. After the first few large cuts of cutting into the jicama, it’s a lot easier to slice into thin fries.

What does jicama taste like? What’s the texture like?

Jicama has a starchy type of flavor that’s fairly neutral like a potato would! However, the texture is almost like an apple in the sense that it’s crunchy. These fries maintain the neutral flavor and take on the flavor of the seasoning, and have a crisp outside and crunchy interior.

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Jicama Fries (Paleo, Keto, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These jicama fries are the perfect low carb and nightshade-free way to satisfy your craving for french fries. They’re paleo, keto, vegan, and AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb jicama, peeled and chopped into thin fries
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the fries to the baking sheet and top with avocado oil, lime juice and seasonings (reserving the cilantro) and toss well to coat.
  3. Transfer to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Remove from the oven, top with cilantro and serve with guacamole for dipping.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Protein: 1.2g