Chili Lime Jicama Sticks

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

Chipotle powder provides both heat and smokiness for this recipe, but any mild or hot chili powder can be used.

About the author: Marvin Gapultos is the author of the Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. His first cookbook is due out in 2013. You can follow him on Twitter @BurntLumpia.

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Chili Lime Jicama Sticks

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Bar Bites: Chili Lime Jicama Sticks


  • 2 pounds jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch sticks
  • 1/4 fresh lime juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chipotle powder, to taste


  1. 1

    Combine the jicama, lime juice, cilantro, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl and toss until well-incorporated. Place the dressed jicama on a large platter and season with salt, pepper, and chipotle powder. Serve immediately.


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