Chili Lime Jicama Sticks Recipe

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

After being tossed in a mixture of lime juice, red pepper flakes, and chopped cilantro, the jicama sticks can then be seasoned with sea salt and pepper, and then dusted with some chile powder. Salty and sour, with a little bit of heat, these jicama sticks are a crisp and refreshing alternative for heavier drink-time appetizers.

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

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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  • 2 pounds jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch sticks

  • Fresh lime juice from 1/4 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
60 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 246mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)