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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place 1/3 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

287 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 9.7g 39% DV; sugars 9.2g; fat 22.5g 35% DV; saturated fat 3.2g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 383IU 8% DV; vitamin c 54.2mg 90% DV; folate 82.3mcg 21% DV; calcium 44.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 36.3mg 13% DV; potassium 562.5mg 16% DV; sodium 300.4mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 1 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
loved this salad - beautiful fresh flavors and easy with the food processor. Read More