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

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

generous 1 cup
287 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 22.7g; dietary fiber 9.7g; sugars 9.2g; fat 22.5g; saturated fat 3.2g; vitamin a iu 383IU; vitamin c 54.2mg; folate 82.3mcg; calcium 44.9mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 36.3mg; potassium 562.5mg; sodium 300.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 fruit, 4 1/2 fat