Flavorful take on an old bbq standby. Other seasonings can be added as well, depending on preference. I find that chili powder adds a nice kick. Serve right after tossing if you prefer a nice crunchy slaw or let marinade in the fridge for an hour before dishing up. Great with grilled veggies, Mexican style corn on the cob, and smoked chicken breast.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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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, jicama, radish, apple, carrot, pear, and cilantro into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly blended and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.8g 5% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 63.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2009
I like how light and healthy this salad is. For me it didn't have enough flavor so I added a lot more cilantro lime juice and tossed in peanuts. I will make this again as a light lunch with my additions and some grilled chicken. This is a very big salad more than 8 servings. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2009
I also thought this was just ok. I'm not sure it was quite worth the effort - a little bland. I think it is missing something maybe chopped red onion would liven it up a little? Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2009
I like how light and healthy this salad is. For me it didn't have enough flavor so I added a lot more cilantro lime juice and tossed in peanuts. I will make this again as a light lunch with my additions and some grilled chicken. This is a very big salad more than 8 servings. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2009
I loved this recipe. I omitted the radish and only had one green apple so I used two pears. Added more lime juice. Rather than grate the ingredients I just chopped them and it worked out just fine. Definitely a way to clean out the fridge and make a great salad at the same time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
We enjoyed this refreshing slaw. It's best with plenty of salt and pepper. I also doubled the dressing. I think raisins or dried cranberries would add a lot because the texture is a little monotonous. I'm not sure I'd make this again unless I had ingredients I needed to use up but all in all not a bad little salad! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2013
Everyone I've made this for has really liked it. I'm surprised to see people call it "bland" because when I've made it it has been anything but. I don't know if it's a difference in ingredient or what. I always use herbs fresh out of my garden and local produce. We do tend to eat this on fish tacos or pulled pork sandwiches rather than by itself so that could be part of the issue. I have experimented with this quite a bit and have found that the addition of more herbs red wine vinegar finely shredded sweet walla walla onion lemon olive oil an orange (with the juice) and a bit of sugar improve the flavor. I tend to make stuff from whatever I have on hand and this recipe was the result of needing to clean out my veggie drawer. I'm sure you can sub in just about any vegetable (broccoli slaw would be great here as would pineapple or mango.. and chili peppers to give it a spicy kick) and I recommend upping the amount of cilantro. There should be a balance between acidic sweet sour salty and spicy. Hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
Refreshing nutritious crunchy salad that compliments any meal. The orange and lime marinade top it off. I used lemon and the results were outstanding. Highly recommended. Everyone raved. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2009
I also thought this was just ok. I'm not sure it was quite worth the effort - a little bland. I think it is missing something maybe chopped red onion would liven it up a little? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2010
This had to be the most GOSH AWFUL salad I've ever locked my lips around!!! I was SOOOOO looking forward to a salad with jicama and different herbs. Even with the suggestions I had to spit it out and toss it away -- and I've been known to eat some crappy tasting stuff. This ranks worse than octopus soup or menudo. BLECH!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
I thought this recipe was OK others in my family were more like "I'll eat it." Mostly it seemed like more trouble than it was worth what with all that grating...It is better the second day than the first. It didn't have a bad flavor but just didn't do much for me or my family. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2012
This salad on it's own is ok but i put it on a spice crusted fish sandwich and it was really good. the recipe made WAY to much for my husband and I so we're going to try freezing some to use on future fish sandwiches. To make the fish sandwich I used cod fillets (tilapia works well too) covered it in flour then dipped in egg and then dipped in panko with seasoning and then cooked in a pan w oil. I used focacia for the bread. Read More
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