Rating: 4.51 stars
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This terrific combination of cabbage, carrot, and jicama is mixed with a deliciously different dressing!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cabbage, carrot, jicama, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sesame oil, and honey in a small bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad; toss until evenly coated. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 190mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Awesome slaw! It has a sweet yet nutty flavor and was absolutely delicious! I used a bag of coleslaw mix added a couple tsp. of lime juice and instead of grating the jicama I cut it into matchsticks. I didn't have black sesame seeds so I toasted my regular ones and added it. This was a great side dish to grilled "Pork Tenderloin Marinade" from this site. This is a definite keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
I made this exactly as directed and thought it was pretty bland but it looks like I'm in the minority here! I wish I would have taken another reviewer's suggestion to julienne the jicama because it lost a lot of its crunchiness when grated. I think I'll stick with sal's blue cheese cole slaw from this site but thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(3)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Awesome slaw! It has a sweet yet nutty flavor and was absolutely delicious! I used a bag of coleslaw mix added a couple tsp. of lime juice and instead of grating the jicama I cut it into matchsticks. I didn't have black sesame seeds so I toasted my regular ones and added it. This was a great side dish to grilled "Pork Tenderloin Marinade" from this site. This is a definite keeper! Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2009
Awesome dressing in this slaw recipe! Just a tip: If you don't have sesame oil don't even bother making this until you can get your hands on some. Sesame oil is super-packed with a nutty flavor (a little goes a long way) and without it the dressing will be entirely different (i.e. bland!) than intended and will have virtually no Asian flavor at all. Great with a handful of toasted almonds tossed in! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
Delicious. I could eat the whole thing! I made some changes used one head green cabbage a and one head purple cabbage. Didn't have sesame seeds so omitted that. Added one orange chopped up. For the dressing I used half part mayonaise half part plain yogurt with a little bit of lime and orange juice added. So pretty and so good. I served it with Kalua oven pork. I am salivating just thinking about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
I've lightened up the dressing by subbing 1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt or lowfat sour cream and 1/2 cup light mayo and it was really good both ways. The dressing would be good on any combination of cole slaw ingredients you have on hand but I love the addition of jicama. I added some toasted slivered almonds finely chopped red bell pepper and green onions. I've also just added the dressing to the packaged cole slaw mix with a little chopped jicama. I found that scaling the recipe in half yields enough dressing for one bag of coleslaw mix. Fantastic. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
VERY good! I 'matchsticked' my jicama instead of grating and added a little lime juice. Otherwise made as directed. We'll have this again - thanks!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
My mom makes coleslaw during the summer for cook-outs. She doesn't bother with making her own dressing and just uses store-bought dressing. It was always too strong of a taste for me - I never enjoyed the heaviness and stickiness of it. I've been meaning to find a recipe to make my own slaw dressing that doesn't shock the taste buds and is more refreshing and light and I found the perfect opportunity to finally do it this week when I saw bags of cole slaw on sale. I like to try unique recipes so I decided to use this one. It came out really well everything that I was looking for: not overpowering refreshing and a bit different from the usual slaw dressings. It had a great balance of sweet and tangy but not strong so it also gave a good balance of taste between the dressing and the vegetables. I really enjoyed the hint of a "nutty" flavor from the sesame oil and sesame seeds and I absolutely love that this recipe uses honey. The proportion of dressing to salad was perfect in the recipe as well. I did make some minor changes but only because I didn't have some of the ingredients. I used white balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar white sesame seeds instead of black and I didn't have jicama. Not sure how much of a difference this made but I was happy with the end result. I made the slaw a day ahead and the flavors blended really well during this time in the fridge. Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
Wow - I love this slaw! First time I have ever used jicama - not sure how necessary it is to this salad - pretty much tasteless to me - mine had the consistancy of a firm pear is the only way i can describe it. So I certainly wouldn't fret if you couldn't find one or didn't want to waste the money. I also couldn't find black sesame seeds so I just used toasted sesame seeds. I used low fat mayo and the dressing was still incredible. This slaw would be great on any kind of bbq sandwich or with a couple crab cakes perched on top which is what I used it for. All I can say is wowzer - will definately use this again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
This was wonderful. I will certainly make it again. Served it with pulled pork sandwiches. I only used 1T of honey which was perfect for our family; a little sweet but not too sweet. Also added chopped cilantro and green onion. I think next time I can cut back on the mayo. I'm sure it would be plenty good with less. Also it only sat for an hour and was wonderful. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2011
My bad for using Napa cabbage as I think the problem was the dressing was too heavy for the delicacy of the Napa... after ready reviews (looking for help and TY AR tasters!) I went back and added more jicama only jullienned this time not grated. That along with a healthy dose of lime juice brought it back to life. I also threw in some baby bok choy I had for additional crunch. I'd kill for some almonds right now! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
I made this exactly as directed and thought it was pretty bland but it looks like I'm in the minority here! I wish I would have taken another reviewer's suggestion to julienne the jicama because it lost a lot of its crunchiness when grated. I think I'll stick with sal's blue cheese cole slaw from this site but thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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