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Paleo Fajita Jicama Hash

paleo fajita jicama hash- a delicious, easy meal that is low carb and gluten free!

I’ve been trying to get back into a paleo, or mostly grain free diet lately to help me get back on track losing weight and keep my autoimmune issues controlled. It’s helped quite a bit so far- but I’m starting to feel the craving for certain foods already! The other day, I really wanted fajitas- and hash browns. I know, weird combination- but it sounded delicious! So I improvised and made this delicious stir fry Paleo Jicama Hash which I actually think is far tastier than my original idea!

If you’ve never had jicama, it is a root vegetable that really tastes incredibly different raw than it does cooked. For this dish, we’re looking for a rich, buttery flavor similar to hash browns- and jicama is a fantastic low carb substitute! A jicama root looks a lot like a rounder turnip, and the skin is inedible. Be sure to remove the skin before cooking. I’m using a Paderno Veggie Slicer to cut my jicama- but you could use a veggie peeler or mandoline.

Jicama is questionable to paleo purists- but it contains very few carbs, and most paleo diet gurus agree jicama isnt a superfood, but it wont derail you, either. It’s great when used as a potato substitute from time to time- so don’t fret if you don’t see it on your approved foods list.

One note of caution- if you’re not used to eating a ton of fiber, jicama might send you to the bathroom. Increase the meat and peppers when making this dish, and save more for later. If you’re used to eating a ton of veggies and fiber daily, you should be just fine.

Paleo Jicama Hash
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 large jicama root, peeled
  • 1 large onion, peeled, halved and sliced into long strips
  • 2 bell peppers, halved, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1lb fajita meat
  • 1 tbsp montreal steak seasoning (check for gluten, or make your own)
Instructions
  1. In a large nonstick pan, melt butter.
  2. Spiralize jicama with a veggie slicer, mandoline, or vegetable peeler.
  3. Toss in pan and cook until browned- about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from pan, set aside.
  5. Add fajita meat, peppers and onions.
  6. Cook until browned and meat is cooked through- about 10 more minutes.
  7. Add jicama back to pan, stir well. Cook another 5-10 minutes to let flavors come together.
  8. Serve hot, enjoy!

Need a delicious, quick low carb gluten free dinner that works with a paleo diet- check out this easy fajita jicama hash!

5 thoughts on “Paleo Fajita Jicama Hash”

  1. This looks fabulous! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! It’s great to party with you! I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo

  2. I made this the other day and it was delicious! First time ever having Jicama. We enjoyed this very much and it is added to my “will make again” recipes. Thank you for sharing!

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