This Jicama Slaw Recipe is loaded with crunchy healthy veggies and topped with a tangy honey lime dressing. It’s the perfect topping for Fish Tacos or as a tasty side in place of traditional Slaw!
What’s a Jicama?
Have you ever made anything with Jicama or do you even know what it is? If you haven’t you probably have a lot of questions about it. For example.. What kind of vegetable is a Jicama? What kind of health benefits does Jicama have? How do I cook with Jicama? And most importantly… How do I pronounce Jicama?!
How is Jicama pronounced?
First of all let’s just get the pronunciation out of the way so you’re not embarrassed when you need to ask your grocer where to find it! It’s pronounced Hee-kuh-muh.
What kind of vegetable is Jicama?
Jicama is a root vegetable that’s popular in a lot of Mexican recipes. I would describe it as similar to a potato but a bit sweeter with a similar texture to a crisp pear or apple. Click here for some images of what a Jicama looks like.
What kind of health benefits does Jicama have?
Jicama is high in fiber, low in calories and a great food for diabetics to consume. Check out these 8 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Jicama.
How do I cook with Jicama?
You can pretty much substitute it in for anything you would use a potato for. It’s great fried, mashed and can also be consumed raw as it is in this recipe for Jicama Slaw!
I was actually introduced to this recipe by my son. Jicama was a vegetable that I had never consumed before he made this Jicama Slaw for me!
Jicama Slaw has now become a must make addition to our Fish Taco toppings. It adds a delicious crunchiness and sweet and tangy flavor to them.
We love Jicama Slaw to add to our Fish Tacos but it’s versatility doesn’t stop there. Make it as a side dish to serve with any of your favorite fish dishes.
It makes a great side dish for your busy weeknight meal schedule. Make it ahead of time and then just pull it out of the fridge and serve. You have a quick and healthy dish ready to go on those busy weeknights!
The key to making this Jicama Slaw extra delicious, according to my son, is in the chopping. He really likes it when all the veggies are cut up nice and skinny. I tend to agree with him but that can be a bit tedious.
For that reason, I make sure I make it ahead of time when I have the time to spend thinly slicing all my veggies.
Pre making it also gives the honey lime dressing time to marinate the slaw and adds more flavor.
Jicama Slaw Recipe
- 1 Large Carrot ,julienned
- 1/2 Small Jicama ,peeled and julienned
- 1/2 Large Red pepper ,seeds and stem removed and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Red Cabbage
- 1/4 Large Red Onion ,peeled and thinly sliced
For the Honey Lime Dressing
- 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 6 Tablespoons Unseasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Lime juice ,freshly squeezed
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground pepper
- Place Chopped Vegetables in a large bowl
For the Honey Lime Dressing
- In a medium bowl whisk all ingredients to blend well.
- Pour over chopped vegetables and mix together. Cover and place in fridge or 30 minutes to overnight to let flavors meld together.
How will you serve this Jicama Slaw Recipe?
Make sure you stop back for the delicious Fish Taco Recipe that this Jicama Slaw was served with! It’s our favorite way to serve it. How will you serve yours?
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