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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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
4g
6%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
246µg
35%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
53mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
78µg
20%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
209mg
30%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
355mg
24%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
116g
4%
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.