These are wongerful! They're crisp and delicious! The lime and chili powder go great, this is a new snack for us! We love jicama, and this is a very good way to spice it up.
Wonderful when one wants something in the frige for easy snacks, DH is trying to quit smoking, so I'm keeping all kinds of veggie snacks around for him. Can't keep enough of these in for him. Thanks Bergy, I love them too!!
I know this is good because I have enjoyed Jicama this way for several years. When we first moved to New Mexico we visited a Swap Meet in Las Cruces where they sell a "fruit cup" it includes Jicama,watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple and cucumber all cut in strips and sprinkled with lime and red chile. The only difference is they also add salt to the red chile. I now enjoy apples, pears, most any type of fruit with the lime, red chile and salt sprinkled over them!! Betty Jo Weathersby
Had a Mexican theme party and needed a veggie appetizer. This worked out great, though they looked like french fries on the platter ;-) they were a flavor sensation and everyone liked them.
When I saw the jicama sitting on the market shelf, I thought, what an ugly, odd-looking potato! Then I saw the name, and remembered coming across it here someplace, so I swiped it up. Thanks goodness! Its taste is sweet, crisp and juicy. I can imagine enjoying these on a hot summer day (though must admit I find it very enjoyable now in the middle of winter). While great plain, the lime juice & chili powder really pep it up. Thanks for a fabulously simple idea!
What a great snack. These are addicting and the taste is not overwhelming. I had never eaten jicama before and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a pleasant surprise. It did take some encouragement to get the guests to eat it though. Everyone said that they liked it. And yes, they do look like raw potatoes. I found that there was too much lime juice and I had to pour some out. This is such an easy snack/appetizer that I will be serving this again.
Very refreshing & yummy!!!! Maybe those that didn't like it had a jicama that wasn't all that fresh? We really enjoyed these - thanks Bergy!
Very common and tasty way to enjoy jicama, especially in the summer. I use chipotle chile powder, some salt, and a bit of sugar in addition to the lime juice on my sticks. The sweet and salty flavors balances the heat and acidity. I can eat these every day during the NM summers! Delish!
YUUM! I am addicted to these now! Sometimes I add some fresh orange slices and kiwi. The chili powder with the lime juice is wonderful together and I never pour off the extra lime juice I drink it! LOL
Thanks for adding your knowledge on how to choose these in your recipe description. I bought a really nice one. I really like the texture and the flavor. I added salt just before serving and it was excellent. I will be trying your Avocado & Jicama #70890 tomorrow for dinner. I am excited about the possibilities of what all can be done with one of these. It was the simplicity of this recipe that finally convinced me to purchase one.