If you're tired of eating the same old thing, you have GOT to try this delicious saute.

Jicama (hee-kah-ma) is also knows as Mexican yam or Mexican turnip. It is very high in fiber (about 32 grams per 1 medium jicama) and about 5g protein for the same size jicama. It is loaded with vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. It reminds me a lot of an apple in it's texture. It is delicious and quite versatile as well. You can peel it and chop into strips to eat raw with salsa or guacamole. You can also saute it, which is what I have done here. This recipe serves 1.


  • 1/2 jicama, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup kale, chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt + pepper to season


  1. Saute the red onion in a bit of oilve oil.
  2. Once it's translucent, add the jicama.
  3. Sautee for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat until it starts to brown.
  4. Add kale and cook another minute or so.
  5. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.
  6. Mix & serve!

jicama saute













Jicama photo source: CookingLight