Mango Jicama Slaw

by | Jun 10, 2015 | All, Side Dishes

Summer sides are all about making use of the freshest produce available, and this Mango Jicama Slaw is a sweet and savory twist on your typical BBQ side dish.

Mango Jicama Slaw 2015

I have nothing against regular cole slaw. In fact, it’s a must whenever we make pulled pork sandwiches. But sometimes you crave something a little more unique to bring to your next potluck or BBQ, and this Mango Jicama Slaw fits the “different but delicious” bill beautifully.

TIP: Pick a mango that is ripe but still firm so slicing it into matchsticks is easier.

Mangoes are plentiful this time of year. Clearly they don’t grow as far north as we live, but they are abundant at the stores, and we love to enjoy fresh slices of cold mango as a quick cool down on a hot day. In this slaw, sweeter vegetables (think crunchy jicama, carrots and red bell pepper) are combined with juicy mango, tangy lime and fresh mint. The result? A refreshing salad that goes great with nearly anything off the grill but is especially tasty with Mexican and Asian flavored dishes.

Yield: 4-6

Mango Jicama Slaw

Mango Jicama Slaw

Crunchy jicama and sweet mango are teh stars in this easy slaw side dish.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 small jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon champagne or fruit vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Zest of one medium lime

Instructions

  1. Combine mango, carrots, red pepper and jicama in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, lime juice, sugar and olive oil
  3. . Add dressing to the mango mixture.
  4. Sprinkle mint and lime zest on top and stir gently to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
 

 

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11 Comments

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      Thanks Rachel, It is sooooo good! You will love it! 🙂

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    Hey good to know it turned out great, sometimes we need that extra help in the kitchen, especially on weeknights! Your slaw sounds like the perfct side to enjoy with it!

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      Isn’t that the truth, Cathy? Thanks for stopping by!

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    I just tried these products too so when I saw this link on facebook, I had to come over and read your thoughts! I also tried the shrimp romesco first and was pleased with how quick it was to make. I tried the lemon and herb tilapia the other night and it was fantastic, too. I was honestly surprised that I had TONS of flavor (although kind of disappointed that I had to cook it about 5 minutes longer than the packages said… it was still a little raw in the middle when I first took it out)

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      Isn’t it great to find products that do what they promise? Love that! Thanks for your comment, Lauren.

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    How I could never explain my love of prawn and shrimp.. all shellfish to be perfectly honest with you. This looks fantastic and I love the photography, nicely done!

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      Thanks, Daniel. It’s a great summer meal for us this time of year.

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    I’ve never had jicama but it looks really great. So crunchy, especially in this version!

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      Kim, you’ve got to try jicama! Crunchy, juicy, sweet – super refreshing!!

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