I posted the recipe for these Basil Jicama Fries on my Instagram a few weeks ago. Since this is such an easy recipe I hesitated putting it on my blog. But, that’s what my blog is about – simple, healthy, low sugar, delicious recipes.
These jicama fries are made with just 5 simple ingredients. Additionally, they are Paleo, Vegan and allergy free!
How to Make Jicama Fries
There are many ways to make jicama fries. If you so desired, you could get fancy and boil them in water, add oil and a large array of spices. But this recipe is for those that want something light and simple.
First, prep the jicama. I like using pre-cut jicama (Trader Joe’s specifically) but you can buy a whole one if you wish. The only caveat, cutting into a whole jicama and peeling it is quite the task!
So, to prep the jicama, cut it into thin pieces. I sliced the pre-cut jicama sticks in half.
Next, lay them out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
After that, add the seasoning. The easiest way to do this is grab your spices and sprinkle them onto the jicama. Furthermore, the amount of seasoning is really up to you! Jicama doesn’t have much flavor in my opinion, so go all out with the dried basil.
Lastly, bake the seasoned jicama in the oven at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
What goes well with baked Basil Jicama Fries?
For this particular meal, I had kale massaged in olive oil, jicama fries, 2 pasture raised eggs and a few raw pecans.
Simple, oil-free Basil Jicama Fries. A delicious, easy Paleo side dish.
- 1 box Trader Joe’s pre-cut Jicama Sticks (or 1 jicama)
- dried basil
- garlic powder
- pink salt
- ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Remove jicama sticks from box and slice in half (so they’re thinner).
- Lay out on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining ingredients (quantity varies by taste preference).
- Place fries in oven (bottom rack) and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from oven, cool slightly and serve.