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air fryer jicama fries

Air Fryer Jicama Fries with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Summer Yule
Try my air fryer jicama fries, a low-carb alternative to fries made with potatoes. Don’t forget the tajin and creamy cilantro-lime dipping sauce!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb jicama (454 grams; about 1 small jicama)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • tajin (to taste; can use another chili-lime seasoning blend)
  • ¼ cup yogurt, plain, low-fat (regular yogurt, not Greek varieties)
  • tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lime zest
  • cooking oil spray

Instructions

  • Cut both ends off of the jicama, and peel all of the brown skin away. Cut the white flesh into ½-inch thick fry shapes (1.27 cm).
  • Put the sticks of jicama in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir gently to coat with the oil. 
  • Mist an air fryer baking tray with the cooking oil spray. Spread the raw jicama fries in a single layer on the tray.
  • Put the tray in the top rack of the air fryer oven and bake for 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Then flip the fries over, mist them with the cooking spray oil, and bake at 400°F (200°C) on the top rack for an additional 10 minutes.
  • While the fries cook, whisk the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest together. Refrigerate this cilantro-lime dipping sauce while you finish the fries.
  • Pull the fries that have finished cooking off the tray. Since jicamas are not shaped like a rectangular block, some fries will naturally be smaller (and cook faster) than others.
  • Flip the fries left on the tray that are not done. Mist them with the cooking oil spray, and bake at 400°F (200°C) on the top rack for 5 more minutes.
  • When done, sprinkle your fries liberally with the tajin.
  • Drizzle the fries with the cilantro-lime dipping sauce (or use it as a dip).
  • Sprinkling on even more tajin might not be a bad idea! You could also add a squeeze of lime juice, if desired. YUM!

Notes

This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Is jicama healthy? Jicama is a high fiber vegetable that is low calorie and packed with antioxidants. 
The health value of a food always depends on the needs of the person considering it. That said, I would consider jicama to be a nutritious and healthy food for most people. I made the servings BIG here because so many of us can benefit from eating more veggies.
These air fried jicama fries would be lovely as a snack or a side dish. I think they would be great with air fryer frozen burritos or my Taco Bell beefy 5-layer burrito copycat
You could use a full-fat yogurt in the jicama dip for a slightly higher energy snack. Seriously though, if I wanted a higher-calorie snack, I would just hog all the jicama fries to myself. Forget the whole thing about this recipe serving two. ;)
 
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe with the dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2.3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPotassium: 347.2mgFiber: 11.1gVitamin A: 3.5% DVVitamin C: 77.8% DVCalcium: 3.3% DVIron: 7.6% DV
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