If you’ve never had raw nachos before you probably think I’m crazy, but raw nachos are awesome!  Even if you don’t want to try these nachos, I highly recommend eating guacamole and salsa with thinly sliced jicama instead of chips.  Infinitely more nutritional and better for you!  I wish I could take credit for inventing jicama chips, but my favorite Sun Cafe offers you the options of jicama in their delicious nachos.

Raw Nachos

Serves 4-6

1 jicama peeled, halved, and thinly sliced


1/2 sweet onion, finely diced

6 roma tomatoes, diced

1 jalapeno, finely diced (for less heat, remove the seeds and ribs)

10-15 sprigs of cilantro, leaves, chopped

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.


1/2 sweet onion, finely diced

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

1/2 -1 jalapeno, finely chopped

3 avocados

1/8 cup chopped cilantro

the juice of 1/2 lime

Mash avocados in a bowl and fold in the other ingredients.


1 cup of raw cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour then drained

1 garlic clove

1/8 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tsp. lemon juice

1- 1 1/2 cups water

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Start with the 1 cup of water and add more if necessary.

To assemble the nachos, arrange the jicama on a plate and  layer the guacamole, then salsa, then drizzle with the “cheeze” and sprinkle with chopped green onions.  Enjoy!!

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