Have you tried jicama? This Mexican export is a crunchy, white-fleshed root vegetable with the texture of an apple. The mild flavor and texture make it a great alternative to tortilla chips and perfect for following your low-carb or keto diets.
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Mix jicama chips with regular tortilla chips to offer party guests a healthier option, and they’ll be scooping up salsa, guacamole or your favorite bean dip, guilt-free!
1 medium jicama, peeled and rinsed (about 1 1/4 pounds)
- 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 (per serving)
Makes 40 chips (8 chips = 1 serving)
Total fat: 0 g
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 106 mg
—Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books).