Mexican Jicama Snack Recipe -
Mexican Jicama Snack Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Mexican Jicama Snack

Recipe by  

"I found this recipe while on a trip to Mexico. It is a great snack that is crunchy, has a great flavor, and is very healthy. My kids love this and they can help make it. Happy crunching!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

On Sale Change Settings

Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.

Show ingredients on sale

Sort stores by

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Peel jicama and cut into French fry-sized sticks. Combine with lime juice and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Serve as finger food.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2008

My family really enjoys this but we let the jicama set in the lime/lemon juice overnight and put chili powder on it. It makes for a light snack especially on a hot summer day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2009

JPretty good, and nothing could be easier. Not good for a carb watcher or a diabetic. Too many carbs.

Mar 04, 2009

These are great! This snack was first shown to me by my young Mexican friend Vero in the early 90’s. She spoke very limited English but got the idea across just fine. Cut the Jicama into sticks or chunks then make your own Chile powder. A chunk of dried out corn tortilla, 6 or 8 dry Chiles de Arbol toasted in a dry skillet, and a pinch of salt. Snap off the chile stems and grind tortilla, chiles, and salt in a mini blender or spice grinder until a powder. Put Jicama on a plate, squeeze fresh lime over, and sprinkle on the chile powder. Really good with a cold Dos Equis or Pacifico!

Feb 22, 2010

Yummy. These are not high in carbs, its acceptable during Atkins Induction and on a lot of low carbers food lists. 1 cup = 11.5g of carbs, 6.4g of that is fiber. 4oz has a glycemic load of 2.

Sep 08, 2009

Guests loved them called them Mexican French Fries! I marinated overnight and added some cayenne and lots of Lime and Cilantro at end. Yummy! TY

Mar 04, 2009

Lime juice, salt and powdered chile- be it a mild one like guajillo (GOO-AH-JEE-YOH) or a super hot like piquin (PEE-KEEN)- is a widely popular addition to almost any fruit or veggie all over Mexico. Try it with green or medium ripened mango, cucumber ,pineapple, carrot, even celery and watermelon! It's addictive !

Nov 27, 2008

I added fresh chopped clinatro and let it marinade for a few hours. Yum!

Aug 30, 2008

Made this first for a Bunco group w/white bean monterey jack dip and although most had not had jicama before, they tried and enjoyed it. It'll never replace tortilla chips, but it was very light, refreshing and EASY.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 10.3 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Jimmy's Mexican Pizza

Taco night meets pizza night with this Mexican-style deep-dish pizza.

Javi’s Really Real Mexican Ceviche

See how to make spicy, citrusy shrimp and scallop ceviche, Mexican-style.

Mexican Bean Salad

A perfect potluck partner. Three beans, corn, peppers, and plenty of kick.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States