Here's roasted jicama with green beans that bakes up on a sheet pan. It's a great paleo-friendly recipe seasoned with olive oil, garlic, and herbs!
Why you'll love it
Have you ever made jicama? It's not a very common type of food to cook. But, you'll often find it in backyard gardens or farmer's markets.
Jicama is an excellent substitute for potatoes when following a low-carb eating plan. I've used it as an apple substitute too! Just take a look at my low-carb apple-filling recipe.
When you pair jicama with green beans, you get a sweet side dish with the best combination of flavors. This recipe is perfect for anyone on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) or on Paleo!
I should note that green beans are a legume, but they aren't as harmful as other legumes, so generally, they are okay for a paleo diet. However, most people avoid them on AIP.
You will love how this root vegetable tastes when you roast it.
The only ingredients you need to make baked jicama, and green beans are a handful of herbs and some olive oil. Here's more information about what I used.
You will use raw jicama for this recipe.
Peel jicama and then cut it up into equal-sized cubes. Or, cut them into strips if you are planning to make baked jicama fries instead.
Use your favorite type of oil for the roasted jicama and green beans. I used extra virgin olive oil. You could use coconut or avocado oil.
Either freshly minced garlic or garlic powder will work. You don't have to use fresh herbs when you roast vegetables. You can also add in some onion powder!
Rosemary has a sweetness to it that enhances the delicious earthy flavors in the veggies.
Dried thyme is the ideal herb to pair with rosemary. You can use dried or fresh sprigs of thyme if you have them.
Always use salt when you roast vegetables.
Green beans give this dish color and lots of nutritious vitamins and fiber.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Replace green beans with asparagus. If avoiding legumes, use asparagus in place of the green beans.
- Use a rimmed baking sheet. This prevents the food from accidentally falling off the side.
- Stir the vegetables every 15 minutes. This prevents them from burning on one side.
If you have ever roasted vegetables in the oven before, you probably already know how to make roasted jicama. It's so easy that this could become one of your go-to side dishes.
Cube the jicama
Peel and cube the jicama. Cut the pieces all the same size, so they roast at the same rate.
Season the vegetables
Add half of the olive oil and all of the spices to the jicama. Make sure it is covered completely.
Mix in the chopped green beans.
Roast the veggies
Spread them out on the baking sheet and roast the vegetables in the oven. Stir them every 15 minutes, so they roast evenly.
️ Serving suggestions
This recipe is the perfect keto-friendly side dish for any main course you prepare. Its flavors are mild enough to pair with anything you make.
For a really simple dinner, make some air fryer pork chops. Then you'll have a delicious dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!
This recipe also tastes fantastic with chimichurri flank steak. Together they make a filling and colorful meal.
There are a lot of different ways you can make this roasted vegetable recipe. If you make any changes, please let me know in the comments!
- Use asparagus. Asparagus is the perfect way to replace green beans. It roasts quicker than green beans, so add it later on in the process.
- Make it spicier. Sprinkle everything with some chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.
- Add a touch of sweetness. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of sweetener. This will enhance the naturally sweet notes that are already in the green beans.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Make a homemade vinaigrette or serve it with some bang bang sauce.
- Make baked jicama fries. Slice the jicama into thin strips and make roasted jicama fries. The instructions for jicama fries are the same.
Here are some questions people often ask about making low-carb roasted jicama. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
You may shy away from this roasted jicama because the carbs seem high. However, jicama only has about 11 grams of total carbs per cup.
It's a great source of prebiotic fibers. In fact, 6 of those 11 grams of carbs are fiber.
When you roast jicama, it doesn't get soft and mushy like a potato. If you want it that way, you'll need to boil it for a while first. I prefer it somewhat crisp, so I roasted it raw.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to three days.
Yes, a Mexican turnip is another name for jicama. You can use a Mexican turnip to make baked jicama fries.
Want to make more real food recipes? Here are a few more low-carb vegetable side dishes and keto veggies you may enjoy.
- Scalloped Zucchini is smothered in a cheesy sauce and is the perfect way to replace au gratin potatoes.
- Keto Stuffed Mushrooms are cheesy and popular as a side dish or appetizer.
- Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious way to replace mashed potatoes on the keto diet.
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites have an irresistibly spicy flavor, perfect for game days or as a healthy snack.
- Keto Southern Green Beans have an incredible bite to them and are made with crispy bacon.
Roasted Jicama with Green Beans
- 1 medium jicama cubed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces green beans sliced in half
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Blend jicama with half the olive oil. Then stir in the garlic, rosemary, thyme, and salt. Spread out on rimmed baking pan.
- In a bowl, mix the green beans with the remaining olive oil. Combine with jicama on baking pan.
- Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes, stirring the vegetables every 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
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First published October 7, 2017. Last updated August 23, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.