Recipe: Jicama Chips

Swap tortilla chips for these crunchy veggies

Recipe: Jicama Chips

Have you tried jicama? It is a crunchy, white-fleshed root vegetable with the texture of an apple. Its mild flavor and texture make it a great alternative to tortilla chips.

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Use jicama chips to scoop up your salsa, guacamole or your favorite bean dip.

Ingredients

1 medium jicama, peeled and rinsed (about 1 1/4 pounds)

Directions

  1. Cut the jicama in half and then into 1/4-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife. Serve with salsa, guacamole, hummus or any bean dip.

Nutrition information

Makes 40 chips

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Each 8-chip serving contains:

Calories 25
Total fat 0g
Protein 1g
Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary fiber 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 106mg

Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books)

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