Jicama Slaw

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So simple! Add a new twist to your favorite burger!

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 8
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, White


1 medium red onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 pounds jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips (10 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


Soak onion in 1 cup cold water with 1/2 teaspoon salt 15 minutes (to make onion flavor milder.) 

Drain in a sieve, then rinse under cold water and pat dry. 

Whisk together lime juice, oil, sugar, pepper, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until combined well. 

Add onion, jicama, cilantro, and salt to taste and toss well.

Each serving provides: an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    97
  • Carbohydrates:    16g
  • Total Fat:    3.7g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.3g
  • Dietary Fiber:    8g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    33%
  • Sodium:    372 mg
  • Protein:    1g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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