Jicama Apple Slaw
- 1 large jicama
- 2 granny smith apples
- 2 limes
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro
- 1 tsp garlic chili sauce
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- First peel the skin off the jicama using a peeler or sharp knife. Then cut the jicama into thin strips.
- Use the large side of a box grater to shred in the 2 granny smith apples. You don’t even need to peel the apple.
- Squeeze the juice from both limes over the jicama and apple mix.
- Finely chop the cilantro and add in to the mix.
- Stir in the chili sauce and salt. You can adjust the chili sauce to taste- leave it out if you don’t like things too hot, or add more if you like it spicy!
Chef Holly Wilkens MS RDN
Fun facts about Jicama
- Jicama is a root vegetable, which means it grows underground.
- Jicama can grow up to 50 pounds! However, for best taste, it should be harvested before it reaches 5 pounds.
- Jicama is high in fiber which is helpful for the digestive system and helps your body feel full and satisfied.
- Jicama is high in antioxidants which can help your body fight disease.