Fresh, simple, and great with tacos or fajitas, Jicama Slaw combines jicama, red onions, cilantro, and orange juice and zest for the perfect crunchy salad.
Here’s a fresh and crunchy little salad-slaw that pairs well with Mexican Tacos or frankly, any summer recipe. Jicama Slaw is quick, with just a few ingredients; crunchy, delicate flavored jicama, bold red onion, bright cilantro, and sweet/tangy orange juice and zest. If you’re wanting to keep a low calorie, healthy treat in the fridge to munch on, this is great for that too!
Cut the jicama into skinny matchsticks to absorb the other flavors. Slice red onions however you like, chop the cilantro and splash with the orange juice and zest. I recommend refrigerating for at least an hour to allow the ingredients to absorb into the jicama and overnight is even better. And that’s pretty much it!
Excellent options for a delicious and fresh Mexican menu, along with the Jicama Slaw, serve a nice Classic Mexican Rice, Pickled Red Onions, and Easy Chicken Tacos. And for other recipes that I think you’ll like with this slaw, try my BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Chickpeas, or My Big Fat Greek Tacos.
- 1 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 3-inch-long matchsticks
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup sliced red onion
- 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe adapted from ATK Best Mexican Recipes.
veronica s says
Great slaw! Made it to go with Chicken Adobo and rice – my husband is Filipino and loves it when I cook cultural things for him. Next time I make this, I’ll try adding about a cup of finely chopped cabbage as well. Jicama is such a versatile veggie for both hot and cold dishes and this recipe will definitely go into my “keepers” binder for salads. Thank you for sharing 🙂
This was delicious!! I got a jicama in my CoOp basket and had no idea what to do with it. The only thing I diddiferent was added a yellow bell pepper because I needed to use it up. Awesome & great on a burger!! Thanks Sally!
Sally Humeniuk says
Wow, Ruth, this sounds wonderful with yellow bell pepper! I’m trying that next time. Thanks for commenting!
carrie h says
Delicious, light,and refreshing! I made as directed, except I added fresh ginger. It was wonderful. I took to a potluck and was asked for the recipe.
Sally Humeniuk says
Thanks, Carrie! Glad you liked it.
betty ann says
Wonderful slaw, and also good for you! the only change I made was added a chopped jalapeño.Thanks Sally for a delicious and healthy side dish!