Jicama Lime Snack Sticks

Remember my post yesterday, where I promised you a Jicama recipe? Well here it is. It’s not complicated.  It’s fresh and yummy! My friend Tere introduced me to this little treat…I want to call it a vegetable, but it’s actually part of the legume family…yet I can’t seem to refer to it as that because it’s just not like any bean I’ve ever eaten.

On it’s own, jicama is crunchy, fresh and kind of sweet, which makes it perfect for a hot summer day! Or a cold winter day where you have the blinds drawn, the furnace cranked, and you are all pretending you are in Mexico.  One of those days…

Jicama Lime Snack Sticks

Jicama Lime Snack Sticks

This recipe is very simple, and it uses one of the Mexican spices that we love already, Tajin. Tajin is a delicious mix of salt, chile peppers and dehydrated lime. It’s wonderful on chicken, in salsas, potatoes…so many things! We buy ours in a local Mexican market, but of course, you can pick some up on your next trip to Mexico!

Jicama Lime Snack Sticks

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Jicama Lime Snack Sticks


Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled and sliced jicama (cut it like small-medium carrot sticks)
  • juice from 3-4 key limes (key limes are best (as they pack more flavour than regular limes, but you can use regular limes too))
  • Tajin sprinkled on to taste (I used about 1 tsp but we like the saltiness)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, and let rest for about 15 minutes. This will allow the flavours to really set in, but you can eat it right away too!

Jicama Lime Snack Sticks

This would be perfect with a drink…Margarita anyone?  Yes please.  On a beach.  In the sun.  Yum. So are you going to try it?  You won’t be sorry you did!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma February 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    This is my kind of snack!! Great idea! I want to try this for sure…and I can’t wait to have a margarita…4 more months haha 🙂

  • Reply hardydanielle February 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Great idea! Looks super yummy, and easy!

  • Reply thistlewoodfarm February 4, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Absolutely delicious….I just followed you and set up my own linky on the new linky tool! Thanks for the inspiration!

    blessings,
    karianne

  • Reply Melissa February 4, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    this looks tasty and simple. who doesn’t love that combo? do you think that if i made a big batch at the beginning of the week, that I could snack on them all week? i’m just wondering if they’ll keep in the fridge or if the lime juice will start to break down the jicama

  • Reply Ali Richardson February 4, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    I haven’t been sich a jicama fan in the past but I’ll give it another whirl. I have had that tajin stuff on a mango and it is yummy 🙂

  • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs February 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    @Melissa
    Hi Melissa! I’m not sure if they would last all week, but definitely a few days. I’ve had mine in the fridge in the lime juice for 2 days and they are just fine…the jicama seems pretty hardy, so I don’t think it will breakdown. More likely it will just absorb all the lime juice. For me, it’s a great snack to reach in the fridge and grab instead of a cookie!
    Jo-Anna

  • Reply Carrie February 7, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    I have always wanted to try Jicama. It stares me down at the market. This week I will pick one up!

  • Reply Six Sisters February 9, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    This looks great! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

  • Reply Bake Up, Little Suzy February 29, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Ohfor YUM! This looks fantastic. I adore jicama. Had no idea it was a legume. CRAzy.

  • Reply Lillian @ Elle The Heiress January 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    I love jicama but my middle child is allergic to legumes. =(

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  • Reply Laura @ It's Just Laura February 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    Thanks so much for the easy, delicious recipe for the jicama I just bought at the grocery store! Your post & photos were the inspiration for my latest blog post.

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