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Recipe ReDux: Crinkle Cut Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce

I just got back from vacation, and lo and behold, it’s Recipe ReDux time. July’s theme is a fun one!

“With produce galore, now’s a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how you’re serving the bounty of gardens and orchards in shapes like ribbons, noodles, cut-outs, or other creative cuts.”

Clearly I live in NYC and don’t have a garden or orchard on my property (if only). But I do have a wonderful supermarket with a beautiful produce department. I’ve become somewhat obsessed with creating recipes using ingredients that I haven’t featured before (see: Grilled Peach and Blackberry Salsa), so I decided to use a vegetable that we don’t see too often in the US: jicama.  Say it with me… Hick-a-ma. This starchy veggie is native to Mexico and looks like a potato, but it’s a bit sweeter and crispier.  And, you can eat it raw! It only contains about 40% of the calories and carbs of a potato, and it’s loaded with fiber. Low in calories and high in fiber means you will feel full for a long time, and it won’t affect your waistline.  The BEST part about jicama is in my fun little “Did you know?” graphic below.

DID YOU KNOW? Jicama

By the way, check out the past two “Did you know?” about oats and popcorn. Like my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram to see a fun fact every Wednesday (I’m late this week because of vacation…it happens).

One more thing about jicama…a cup has over 40% your daily value of Vitamin C and contains potassium, iron, folate, magnesium.  If I haven’t convinced you to try it, then this recipe will be the deciding factor.

Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce 2These Crinkle Cut Jicama Fries are baked, delicious and have an amazing high protein and flavorful dipping sauce. I used an awesome crinkle knife to make the unique cut, but feel free to use a regular knife too.  They are so easy to make, and they taste just like regular fries!

Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce 3

Jicama Fries with Green Goddess Dressing

Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized jicama
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • red pepper flakes optional
  • cooking spray

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Peel the jicama and cut into 1-inch slices. Once all the jicama is cut into fries, place in a bowl and coat with oil, salt and pepper (if you want some spice). Mix thoroughly with your hands until evenly coated.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lay out the jicama fries on the baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Flip the fries and cook for another 20 minutes. When the fries are golden brown and crispy, take them out of the oven and place on a towel.
  4. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic clove and spinach in a food processor. Process until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil)
    July 22, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I’ve never cooked jicama – these are so clever!

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    Ginger Hultin
    July 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Fun recipe! Plus I love your blue nail polish : ) I just saved these to Party Apps and Starters on my Pinterest!

    • Reply
      Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD
      July 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Ha, thanks! Gotta love the summer nails. Yes, this would be a great party starter!

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    nutritioulicious
    July 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I just wrote about jicama last week also – isn’t it great?! I never cooked it though! Now I must b/c these look amazing! And love that dip!

    • Reply
      Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD
      July 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I love trying something different. And they cooked up so crispy and delicious. You must try!

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    Serena Ball MS, RD (@tspcurry)
    July 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    What a GREAT idea! Love jicama – but didn’t know it was such a great prebiotic. The dipping sauce looks delish.

    • Reply
      Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD
      July 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t know either until I started researching to write this post. I’m so happy I tried out a new veggie for this month’s Recipe ReDux.

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    Maria @ HALSA Nutrition
    July 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    These jicama fries look so good! I admit to rarely buying jicama, but this gives me a reason to add it to my next grocery list! Yum!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    July 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Great idea to use jicama for fries!

  • Reply
    EA Stewart
    July 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Such a fun idea-love it!!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus
    July 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure I need these in my life! Do you take credit cards ;-P

  • Reply
    Victoria
    July 23, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I cannot believe I have never tried jicama! These recipe is definitely getting added to my must-make list!!

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    Erin Marie @ Health Happens At Home
    July 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I love jicama raw. Can’t wait to try this version!

  • Reply
    Courtney's Cookbook
    July 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I have got to try jicama! This looks SO delicious.

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    Scott Groth
    October 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Jicama is an ingredient that never gets enough love. This recipe looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    khalid
    June 26, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Thanks Natalie Rizzo for your delicious dish. i am vary hungry for see your dish and idea. what a nice post again thanks.

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