Jicama-Apple Slaw

Jicama-Apple Slaw

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007

Crunchy jicama and apple plus oranges and avocado combine in this crisp and refreshing dairy-free slaw.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ⅓ cup packed chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1-pound jícama, (see Note)
  • 1 tart green apple, cored (not peeled)
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 avocados, diced


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  1. Place ⅓ cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons mint, jalapeno to taste, sugar, salt, cumin and lime juice in a food processor. Process until finely chopped, about 30 seconds, stopping once to scrape down the sides. With the motor running, add oil through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream until the dressing is well combined. Transfer the dressing to a large bowl. Do not clean the processor, but change to the shredding disk.
  2. Using a small, sharp knife, carefully peel jicama, making sure to remove both the papery brown skin and the layer of fibrous flesh just underneath. Cut the jicama and apple into pieces that will fit comfortably through your processor's feed tube. Shred the jicama and apple in the processor. Add to the bowl with the dressing.
  3. Using a sharp knife, remove the peel and pith from the orange. Working over the bowl with the slaw (to catch any juice), cut the orange segments from the surrounding membranes, letting them drop into the bowl. Squeeze any remaining juice into the slaw. (Discard membranes and peel.) Add avocados; gently toss to combine. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and mint leaves.
  • Note: Jícama is a round root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: generous 1 cup
  • Per serving: 287 calories; 22 g fat(3 g sat); 10 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 82 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 383 IU vitamin A; 54 mg vitamin C; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 300 mg sodium; 563 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, 4½ fat

Reviews 3

August 07, 2019
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This is an excellent salad. As I am diabetic I left out the sugar. As I have Meniere's I left out the salt. Served this to friends, no one missed the...double SS death ingredients!! Now I will work on the fat.raf
September 21, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
ugh. the matter with you? you cant be mixing this stale jicama stuff with them green apples. Pros: forget about it. Cons: this is just the worst.
October 13, 2010
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By: wyldtruth
loved this salad - beautiful fresh flavors and easy with the food processor.
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