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Monday, May 14, 2012

Chili Lime Jicama Hash

Last week, we made a Paleo version of these Skillet Fajitas with Jicama Salsa (basically we left out the tortillas and turned it into a huge salad. Delicious, by the way), which left us with an abundance of leftover jicama. I am fairly certain this was the first time I had ever even used jicama so I had zero idea of what to do with the leftovers.

I started reading up on jicama recipes and learned that many people use it as a low carb replacement for potatoes. It is crisp and light and has a slightly sweet taste. You can even eat it raw with salsa or guacamole.

I was having my family over for Mother's Day brunch and decided to try out a jicama hash as a side dish for my Zesty Italian Brunch Bake and some fried apples and bananas. I added onion, lime juice and chili powder to give it a little Mexican kick, so I guess that made this sort of an "Around the World" meal. :)

Chili Lime Jicama Hash
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

4 cups peeled and grated jicama

1 tsp chili powder (more if you like it spicy)

Juice of 1 lime

Dash of salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add diced onion and cook until translucent, stirring often. About 3 minutes.

Add the jicama, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper and cook until brown, stirring often, 6-8 minutes.
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  1. I tried this and mine kind of ended up being a big wet pile. I used a cheese grater, perhaps my jicama was just in too small of pieces? I thought it tasted good, but I'll need to look more like hashbrowns to get it past my picky husband. Thought?

    1. It could have been the size - the shredding disc on my food processor is pretty large. If you have a smaller grater it might not work as well. Also, I've noticed if I cook things on lower heat or for too long they can get a bit mushy.

  2. As I was grating the jicama I realized I was too hungry to deal with cooking everything. Threw all the ingredients into a bowl like a cole slaw and ate it raw/cold. SO GOOD. Thank you!

  3. sounds delicious! I'm still trying to find jicima in my area.

  4. Thanks so much Tarah for submitting this great recipe to our Fast and Easy Paleo Recipe link party!