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Jicama Crab Tacos

By January 17, 2012December 3rd, 2020Fish and Seafood, Main Dish

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Ortega White Corn Taco Shells Ingredients: White Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, White Corn Flour, Salt, Hydrated Lime, Citric Acid

Try this tasty crispy shell idea instead! This was inspired after watching Top Chef! I LOVE that show!

Jicama Crab Tacos


6 Thin slices of jicama
2 cups organic leaf lettuce
6 oz. lump crab meat
1 Lime, cut into wedges

Slice jicama into very thin slices, using an electric slicer (click HERE to find) or a mandolin slicer. Fold the jicama slices into taco shells; fill with lettuce, crab meat, and salsa. Squirt the lime juice into each jicama shell and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 2 taco shells)
Traditional Taco Shell = 120 calories, 6g fat, 2g protein, 16g carbs, 2g fiber (14g effective carbs)
Jicama Taco Shell = 12 calories, 0g fat, trace protein, 2.6g carb, 1.5g fiber (1.1g effective carbs)

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Jicama Crab Tacos

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Emily says:

    I’m excited to try jicama as taco shells. Since one of your old posts about taco shells I have not bought them. I have tried twice to make your hard taco shells with almond flour but I can’t get them to stay folded while baking(I am not a good baker.) So I end up using them as chips and dipping them in whatever taco filling I made. It delicious but sometimes we just want that shell to pick up and bite into. Next week, i’ll be giving this a try 🙂 Thank you

  • Maria, I made these last night with the jicama chips and dip that you had listed earlier. Both were delicious!!! I didn’t have a slicer so I cut them as thin as I could and we ate them like a torta.

    Thank you for posting!

  • Thanks girls! You are so sweet.

    I appreciate your kind words!

  • K@ says:

    Amazing recipe, I had never thought of using Jicama like that, it’s going to become a household favourite pretty quickly, thanks!!

  • Thanks K!

    I was surprised how well they work too!

  • Emily says:

    So, I tried using the jicama as a taco shell tonight for dinner and it worked perfectly! My daughter(almost 2) and I were the only ones who ate it though because since I didn’t know how well it would work I let my husband and son eat them in shells. Small steps with this whole family diet change. But they worked great so those shells are getting out of my house!

  • Way to go Emily! Start her early so she doesnt ever want the packaged shell!

    Thank you for writing!;)

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria these look awesome. When you post carbs in your recipies are they net carbs?

  • karen says:

    I’m confused, I’ve tried the almond flour and coconut flour tortillas for taco shells and neither come out usuable. I’ve never ate jicama, but googling this root vegetable, how did you find a jicama big enough for a taco shell? I am assuming it’s one slice by looking at your picture. What size diameter is shown in picture?

  • karen says:

    Thanks. That was the recipe I tried both flour versions. I couldn’t get those to cook properly

  • Fernanda says:

    Did you use raw jicama for the shells? And also I havent found a jicama big enough to resemble a regular taco shell. How big was the jicama you used?

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