Sweet Chili Jicama Sticks

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If you are new to jicama, this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy this root vegetable, which is commonly treated like a fruit. Peel and cut the jicama into sticks and drizzle the sweet and spicy concoction over them. Allow the sticks to marinate for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe will surely become a family favorite, especially if you are looking to enjoy healthier snacks. No preservatives, no dyes, no artificial sweeteners, and no refined grains, just sweet and spicy deliciousness.

The jicama is a root vegetable that has thick, brown skin and crispy white flesh. It has a similar texture to an Asian pear or apple, but the flavor is quite mild. That’s why a lot of people jazz it up with with a sweet and spicy sauce known as Chamoy. You’ll commonly see this vibrantly red sauce at fruit carts, but it is very unhealthy for you, exhibiting nearly 850 milligrams of sodium per serving. Not to mention, seasoning the jicama with tajin only adds to the sodium content.

Fortunately for you, these jicama sticks are not coated in sodium-rich, nearly-fluorescent ingredients. Whisk together some raw agave nectar, freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder, and sea salt before drizzling the mixture over the jicama. This recipe lasts for about three days, provided you store the jicama in an airtight container in the fridge. If you want to prep it for an entire week, keep the dressing and jicama sticks separate, only tossing the sticks in sauce when you want to enjoy them.

Sweet Chili Jicama Sticks
  • Prep Time:15m
  • Total Time:15m


  • 1 head jicama, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder


  1. Make sure that the jicama sticks are not too thick, or else you will struggle to eat them. They should be similar in size to shoestring french fries.
  2. Add the jicama sticks to a large mixing bowl and set aside while you make the sauce.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, agave, sea salt, and chili powder until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the jicama sticks and toss to coat. Place the jicama sticks in the fridge for 15 minutes and then enjoy.


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