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.


  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!