Jicama Nachos

Jicama Nachos
Staff Writer
Jicama Nachos
SunCafe Organic
Jicama Nachos

Jicama nachos offer a low-fat, un-fried, refreshing, flavorful meal while satisfying your nacho cravings. These are on the menu at SunCafe Organic, located in Studio City, Calif. SunCafe specializes in raw foods and has won many culinary awards.

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6
Servings
159
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the nacho cheese

  • small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped roughly
  • 1  Cup  sunflower seeds, soaked and drained
  • 3  Tablespoons  nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  paprika
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  agave
  • 3/4  Cups  water

For the nachos

  • large jicama, peeled and sliced thinly into chips
  • 1  Cup  fresh salsa
  • 1/2  Cup  fresh guacamole
  • 1/2  Cup  shredded carrots
  • 1/2  Cup  shredded red cabbage
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped scallions
  • 1/4  Cup  sliced black olives (optional)

Directions

For the nacho cheese

Blend all of the ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth. Set aside.

For the nachos

Distribute the jicama "chips" around a plate. Drizzle on the nacho cheese. Add layers of salsa and guacamole and sprinkle with the shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, scallions, and olives, if using.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
294µg
42%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
20mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
212µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
169mg
17%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
89µg
22%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
131mg
19%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
238mg
16%
Water
128g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Jicama Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Jicama Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.