These inviting Jicama-Apple Slaw Pitas are a fantastic recipe to serve as a light lunch or appetizer dish. The slaw can also be served on its own as a side salad or light bite snack. Get creative by adding in chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds or even a few golden raisins.
Light and crunchy jicama is grated and tossed with crunchy sweet green apple, onion, finely chopped parsley, black pepper and a lightly creamy sweet-Dijon dressing. This refreshing slaw salad can be served on its own or as I did, in a toasted pita pocket alongside some hummus.
Jicama is such a fun ingredient. It is also called a “Mexican Potato.” Jicama is super yummy sliced into sticks and can be served alongside carrot, celery and apple slices. Kids love this stuff. To me, jicama taste like a cross between a pear, apple, carrot and cucumber. It is crunchy yet mildly sweet. Very refreshing.
One cup on sliced jicama contains around 40 calories and 40% RD vitamin C. It also contains folate, magnesium, potassium, iron and more. It is rich in fiber, one cup has about 6grams! (source: nutritiondata.com)
This slaw salad can be added to dinner as a side salad, served over top other greens or served on veggie burgers, sandwiches or stuffed inside pitas like I did.
Jicama Apple Slaw
3 cups shredded jicama (1 small jicama or 1/2 a large one)
1/2 green apple, chopped (for less sweet slaw, sub with celery)
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
salt + pepper to taste
Ideas for optional add-in’s:
* 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
* 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
* 2 Tbsp chopped pistachios
* 1 Tbsp raisins
* 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
Slaw Dressing – Creamy Maple Mustard:
1 1/2 Tbsp vegenaise (vegan mayo)
3 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar (or sub lemon juice or apple cider vinegar)
**use more or less of these ingredients to suite your tastes
1. Peel your jicama. Shred jicama in medium bowl. Prep onion, apple, parsley. Toss with jicama.
2. Whip together dressing in small cup. Pour over jicama and toss very well. Salt and pepper slaw to taste. Add optional add-ins.
3. You can chill in the fridge or serve right away. If chilling, be sure to toss before serving to redistribute the dressing.
4. Toast pita. Add hummus to pita, then add the slaw.
Serve pita right away.