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Jicama with Lime and Chipotle

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Jicama with lime and chipotle is a spicy Mexican-inspired low carb recipe! Serve it as a delicious snack or appetizer.

Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

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A few weeks ago I visited a Mexican deli for the first time. Among a wonderful range  of amazing food to try, I saw this tray of jicama in the refrigerated section.Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

The red powder intrigued me, so I asked what it was. The lady there showed me some Tajin seasoning – which I later discovered you can actually buy from Amazon! The seasoning is a blend of chili, salt, and lime – although there are many variations of this, with some including garlic powder, sugar, ground coriander, and more!

I *love* jicama (see my Jicama Salad, Jicama Slaw, Jicama Salsa, Jicama Skewers – you get the idea). It's juicy, crunchy, and 100g of jicama contains around 5g net carbs. So I just had to try this Mexican snack! The lime and chili paired perfectly with the cool jicama. It was absolutely addictive!

I recently decided to make my own version of this dish, with my own seasoning blend – and changing regular cayenne for my favorite chipotle powder, and replacing the lime juice with white wine vinegar – but adding lime zest instead. I think it works really well, and you could serve it as an appetizer to a Mexican meal as well as a snack! Note: if you don't want to make this dish too spicy, switch some (or all!) of the chipotle for paprika!

How to Make Jicama with Lime and Chipotle

In a small bowl, mix together chipotle powder, ground cumin, onion powder, lime zest (I use my Microplane!), salt and pepper.Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

Add some white wine vinegar and stir to make a paste. Peel the jicama, and cut it into batons or slices. Mix in the paste, and stir well so that all the jicama is coated.Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

Store in the fridge until required. Serve as an appetizer, or enjoy it as a snack! The combination of the smoky, tangy paste works perfectly with the cool, crisp jicama!

Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

Jicama with Lime and Chipotle - a spicy Mexican low carb snack or appetizer!

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Jicama with Lime and Chipotle

Jicama with Lime and Chipotle

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Jicama with lime and chipotle is a spicy Mexican-inspired low carb snack!

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp grated lime zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 10 oz jicama, peeled and cut into batons or slices

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the chipotle powder, ground cumin, onion powder, lime zest, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the white wine vinegar and stir to make a paste. Mix the jicama into the paste, and stir well so that all the jicama is coated.
  3. Store in the fridge until required.

Notes

3g net carbs per serving

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 30Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 3gSugar 1g

Check out my whole collection of low carb jicama recipes!The Best Low Carb Jicama Recipes

 

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Claudia B Ioanes

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Hi on the jimica sticks how many is a serving

Georgina

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Because sticks can be different sizes, I wouldn't want to give an amount. But the recipe serves four, so about 5oz of jicama per person.

Kirsten

Sunday 1st of April 2018

What does jicama taste like? I’ve heard it is kinda like apples?

Georgina

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Definitely texture is very much like a crisp apple. Taste not so much - it's sort of more like a water chestnut if you've had those? Not a very strong flavor - so perfect for absorbing seasonings!

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