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Mango Jicama Slaw

Mango Jicama Slaw

Does anyone else just have to have a side when their eating a sandwich, or burger, hotdog, or anything else on the grill? I’m totally a texture person. I hate anything soggy..if my burger isn’t cooked enough and the juice soaks the bread, back on the grill it goes and I start with a new bun. If my sandwich bread isn’t toasted enough and the condiments start to make it even softer..I have major issues. I know, real world problems, right?

Mango Jicama Slaw

So clearly I don’t eat French Dip, because that would be far to soggy for me. I love chips or fries on the side, always. I love a good crunch with a mostly soft sandwich or burger. In the summer, a lot of us go for pasta salad as a side, and I’m all about it, its one of my favorites, but since it technically is bikini season, a lot of people are watching what they eat…I guess? 😉 Well here, my friends, is the answer to both of those dilemmas.

Not only is this Mango Jicama Slaw a perfect, light and refreshing side, but it has a slight kick, sweetness, CRUNCH, and is healthy! It is seriously my favorite snack. (So simple, right?)  When I make it, I make the entire recipe and munch on it all week long..randomly pulling it out of the fridge for a few bites. I top it on salads, eat it with chicken or fish, and/or just stand there with my fork in it. I’ve been making this often for a couple years, and it is always loved! I’ve been asked for this one a lot!

Mango Jicama Slaw

If you’re a snacker like me, watching your calorie intake, need a good crunch, love a good flavor..Mango Jicama Slaw is for you! It takes minutes to throw together and lasts all week in the fridge! Yesterday, I showed you how to cut up a jicama, today, you need to go and make this! Don’t forget to let the flavors marry for a little bit! This deliciousness only gets better with time!

Mango Jicama Slaw

Mango Jicama Slaw

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 Cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 63

This slaw is the perfect light side or snack with just a touch of sweetness, a slight kick, and a tang! It is SURE to please!


  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 almost-ripe mango's, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large Jicama, peeled and sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, zest, apple cider vinegar, honey, and sriracha
  2. Stir in the jalapeno and cilantro
  3. Add the mango and jicama slices
  4. Pop in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Adapted From: Food Network

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  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    Love jicama!

    March 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I’m with you – I totally need some crunch! We always put coleslaw (I make mine crunchy without too much sauce) on our bbq sandwiches. And make toddler devours mango so this would be a winner for him as well. 🙂

    March 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Yum! I love coleslaw with any kind of long as its not loaded with mayo! So good!

      March 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Julia

    This slaw has such beautiful colors with the mango. I bet this would be good on a burger in the summer too. Looks delicious!

    March 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Definitely! Thank you! 🙂

      March 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Tracey

    Oh man, I adore mangos – I’m so excited to see you paired them with the jicama! I’m going to try this sooner rather than later 🙂 I am trying to eat healthier this month so perfect timing!

    March 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Oh so am I! (Its hard to do!) Glad I could help! 🙂

      March 5, 2013 at 1:12 am
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    So, I have never had jicama! This looks so refreshing!

    March 5, 2013 at 2:45 am
    • Reply Alaina

      oh my! Its totally refreshing! You must try it!

      March 5, 2013 at 2:58 am
  • Reply sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Alaina, i LOVE jicama! I haven’t bought any in quite some time. But pairing it with mango in a refreshing slaw sounds like perfection to me right now.

    March 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Yes, totally refreshing! Its definitely one of my favorites!

      March 6, 2013 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Tami

    Getting ready to make this again tomorrow & thought I would let you know how much we love it. I often end up cutting it up fine & using as a salsa too … Great for parties!

    May 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Oh thank you so much for sharing, I appreciate it! So glad you like it as much as I do!!

      May 24, 2013 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Stacey

    Thank you for the recipe. I made this to go with tilapia fish tacos. It is a perfect crunchy topping!

    June 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      That sounds like a fabulous combination! Thank you! 🙂

      June 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply kevin

    Love jicama! It adds great texture and flavor to many dishes (I always describe it as a cross between potato and apple). I’ve been using it for years for chicken burritos: jicama, papaya, mango, green chiles, black beans, salsa verde and mojo grilled chicken, wrapped in a warm spinach tortilla.

    I’m for sure making this slaw, I think it would pair perfectly with fresh fish!

    Thanks for the recipe.

    July 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thats a great description of it!! Those burritos sound amazing, I may have to give one a whirl! 🙂 Thank you!!

      July 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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