Curly Jicama Fries with Romesco Dipping Sauce

Jicama, also known as the Mexican potato, has a refreshing crunch that is a perfect backdrop for this herb-and-spice coating. Served as a snack, appetizer or side dish, everyone will be impressed with this not-fried, lower-carb take on curly fries.

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Brandon Barre

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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
40 min


  • 1 large jicama, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (TRY: Simply Organic Garlic Powder)
  • 1/4 tsp each chile powder, ground cumin, dried oregano and dried thyme
  • 1 15-oz jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 2/3 cup blanched unsalted almonds
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • Pinch each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Secure jicama in a spiral slicer and turn the crank to create noodles. Using a sharp knife, cut jicama noodles into 2- to 3-inch pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, toss jicama noodle pieces with 1 tbsp oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, chile powder, cumin, oregano and thyme; toss to coat. Spread jicama pieces in an even layer on a large rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway, until golden and crispy.
  3. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, place roasted bell peppers, almonds, remaining 3 tbsp oil, vinegar, paprika, garlic cloves, salt and black pepper; purée until smooth.
  4. Transfer jicama fries to a serving platter. Sprinkle parsley over fries and serve with pepper sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2/3 c fries, 1/6 of sauce
  • Calories 240
  • Carbohydrate Content 23 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 12 g
  • Protein Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 136 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g