Jicama Apple Slaw

Jicama Apple Slaw

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 6

A zesty alternative to cabbage slaw, mild jicama and sweet apple come alive with a tangy citrus dressing. Jicama is white fleshed tuber (a root grown in the ground) that is covered in a brown skin.


  • Dressing:
  • Juice of 3 limes (about 1/4 cup)
  • Juice of an orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 easpoon black pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch sugar (or a bit more if using a tart apple)
  • Slaw:
  • 1, 8 ounce jicama, peeled, cut into matchsticks (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1, 5 ounce red onion, halved, sliced thin (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 pound firm red or green apples, cored, cut into matchsticks (about 3 cups)


  1. Dressing:
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Slaw:
  5. In a large bowl, combine the slaw ingredients.
  6. Make dressing before preparing slaw since cut apples will discolor.
  7. In a large serving bowl, toss jicama, onion, mint and apple.
  8. Immediately pour in dressing and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marry the flavors.
  9. Toss again, drain excess liquid and serve cold.


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