Jicama Slaw

Never heard of jicama (pronounced hee-kam-ah)?  You’re not alone! Jicama is a really interesting and very healthy vegetable!

This is an old favourite salad with a new twist! The flavour can be varied by adding spices of your choice to the dressing (curry, ginger, chilli, etc).  There are many jicama recipes resources on the internet – I have listed a couple at the bottom of this recipe.  Enjoy!

Jicama Slaw

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cooking time:  none

Servings:  8



1 small jicama, peeled and cut into small, thin sticks

1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Spices of your choice, to taste (optional)



  • Combine jicama, cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients in a bowl: lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup, oil, salt, pepper and optional spices.
  • Toss the desired amount of dressing with the slaw.  Store the remainder in a jar in the fridge.


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