Jicama Nachos

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Jicama Nachos
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
192
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the nacho cheese

  • 1 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

  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2.2%
Protein
8g
17%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
149µg
17%
Vitamin B12
4µg
65%
Vitamin B6
5mg
100%
Vitamin C
63mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
60mg
6%
Fiber
15g
59%
Folate (food)
54µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
54µg
14%
Folic acid
120µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
30mg
100%
Phosphorus
117mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
590mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
5mg
100%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Sugars, added
5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
5mg
100%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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