Jicama Pepper Carrot Slaw

Sunday February 19, 2012


It was my turn to bring brunch food to my mom’s group and I wanted to find a tasty Paleo-friendly dish to share with a decidedly non-Paleo crowd.  I started browsing Pinterest and got inspired to make a jicama salad with peppers and cabbage.   Credit goes to these two sources as my primary inspiration:

Guy Fieri’s Jicama Slaw and Julie’s Carrot, Jicama, Sweet Pepper Slaw

Jicama Pepper Carrot Slaw


  • 4 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 large jicama, peeled and cut into match sticks
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, cored and  thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped


  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Vinegar (or agave or honey)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Cut up all your veggies.  I used a julienne slicer for my carrots, but cut the other veggies by hand. I wanted the jicama to be match sticks so they would retain some crunch.   If you don’t know how to slice cabbage (I didn’t), there are plenty of handy how-to videos on the web.

In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients.   I used coconut vinegar to add some sweetness without adding sugar.   I didn’t want my dressing to have any chunks in it from the garlic or ginger, so I used my hand blender to blend everything together.

Because I was making this dish for a morning meeting, I did all my prep work the night before. I cut all my veggies, and I made my dressing, but I did not combine the two until the morning of.   When ready to serve, pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

The next time I make this, I’m going to try adding either a chopped up jalapeno or some hot sauce to the dressing to give it a little more kick.

Feel free to play with the flavors to come up with a combination that works for you!



3 Responses to Jicama Pepper Carrot Slaw

  1. 1
    kimber says:

    So what did the ladies think of your slaw?

  2. 2
    Cheryl says:

    Beautifully delicious looking salad! I’m printing it right now, gonna try it for a potluck at work tomorrow! Will try to come back and let you know…

  3. 3
    Kymber says:

    I have to let you know…this salad is SO yummy. I’ve made it many times since finding it last summer, and each time its a big hit. Hubby LOVES it and requests that I make it every week now.

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