One of my favorite, summer snacks is fresh jicama Its got everything you can possibly hope for in a healthy, low carb treat Jicama is crunchy, refreshing and is kissed with just the right note of sweetness This under appreciated root vegetable, which is also known as Mexican turnip or yam bean, is a noteworthy source of dietary fiber, potassium and Vitamin C And, since its largely comprised of water, jicama is also an excellent way to stay hydrated as the thermostat rises As a bonus, a generous, one cup serving of jicama contributes less than 50 calories to your daily tab
When I mention my love of jicama to the uninitiated, Im often asked, What do you eat it with? So, here are three of my preferred ways All involve dipping fresh jicama sticks into homemade savory mixtures As an aside, each of the following recipes carry significant health benefits
Mrs Healthy Fellow and I recently celebrated her birthday at the restaurant of a famous, celebrity chef here in Los Angeles On the the menu was jicama wrapped guacamole The jicama was sliced super thinly with a mandolin and then used to make little dumpling-like pouches filled with a luscious and mildly spicy guacamole Absolutely delicious! So for you all you home chefs and foodies out there, you are only limited by your own imagination!