Crunchy jicama and apple plus oranges and avocado combine in this crisp and refreshing dairy-free slaw.
- 1/3 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish
- 1 to 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 jícama (1 pound, see Ingredient Note)
- 1 tart green apple, cored (not peeled)
- 2 navel oranges
- 2 avocados, diced
Place 1/3 cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons mint, jalapeño 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 jícama, making sure to remove both the papery brown skin and the layer of fibrous flesh just underneath. Cut the jícama and apple into pieces that will fit comfortably through your processor’s feed tube. Shred the jícama 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.
Ingredient Note: Jícama is a round root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor and can be found in the produce section from November to May.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
288 calories; 20g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 296mg sodium; 29g carbohydrates; 8g fiber; 3g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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