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Raw Jicama Veggie Chips

It’s funny how things happen. I have been wracking my brain to come up with a recipe this week. I think I need a little vacation because I am suffering a bit of summer raw recipe development burn out. Which is crazy because summer is the best time to be eating raw food. Farmer’s markets are brimming over with beautiful produce, and even the big stores like Costco have a lot of local, organic goods coming in. Summer is a raw food party!


Jicama Chips @


Thinking that I needed to do something with all of the tomatoes that my heirloom plants have been producing (not to mention the ton that came in the CSA box yesterday), I set out to do a heirloom guacamole. Did I mention I also have 8 avocados sitting on my counter?

Guacamole needs chips and honestly, I have done corn chips. I think there are at least 3 different varieties on the site. I wanted something new and fresh.

And there is was. A giant jicama, sitting in the fridge just staring me down. I grabbed it, peeled it, cut it in half and sliced it very thin with my favorite mandolin. You really should have one of these Benriner Mandolinein your kitchen. They are inexpensive, easy to use and do the job so well that I have seen them in the kitchens of many top restaurants. I kid you not.



Raw Jicama Chips @

I tossed the slices in some Bragg Liquid Amino (a taste like soy sauce but lighter and with much less sodium), sprinkled them with some smoked paprika and a tiny bit of Himalayan sea salt. In to the dehydrator they went. 18 hours later, I had a chip that was so good, it could replace my craving for potato chips.

These veggie chips are crunchy, and delicious. Jicama tend to have a little sweetness and that sweetness combined with the salty, smoky seasoning put them over the top. Plus, no fat! Just make sure you leave them in long enough or they will be chewy not crunchy.

You will have to wait a few days for the guacamole. I am too busy eating the chips. And then I will be going to the store to buy more jicama.

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  1. Dean Huscusson wrote on November 30, 2013

    W#wait to try it sounds great please put me on yo
    your e mail list thanks for all you do.

    • Susan wrote on November 30, 2013

      Hi, Dean, Thank you! Unfortunately, I can’t subscribe you to the email list…you have to do that. You can use the form in the upper right sidebar. Cheers!

  2. enith wrote on October 22, 2013

    Hi. this site has taken over my life. i spend hours just reading and learning about new ways to do things and new foods to try….just like the jicama. the problem is i live in sunny Jamaica where something i got in the UK i find it hard to get here. how can i get hold of jicama. Any suggestions anyone? Did i mention that i love this site? Well if i didn’t “i love this site.” Good job.


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