Jicama & Red Cabbage Salad with Mint and Cilantro, tossed with Sweet-and-Sour Asian Dressing


If you're a coleslaw fan and love a crunchy salad, this recipe is for you. It takes a bit of time, but it's one of the most satifsying salads you'll ever devour! Red cabbage is a nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetable. Jicama is loaded with nutrients, including iron. Together they make a colorful pair. THis salad goes well with fish and turkey, smoked duck or turkey.

This recipe is slightly adapted from One Bite at a Time.

Source: Uta Birkmayer, Functional Gourmet

Fairly cheap
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For 6 Dozen(s)


  • 1 pound(s) red cabbage
  • 0.5 pound(s) jicama, peeled and cut into small juliennes (match-like sticks)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) finely chopped fresh mint
  • 0.25 cup(s) finely chopped fresh cilantro or fresh basil


  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) seeded and diced jalapeno (more if you like some kick)
  • 3 teaspoon(s) coconut vinegar
  • 0.25 cup(s) coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoon(s) grade B maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon(s) toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pinch(es) sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lime jiuce


  • 0.5 cup(s) sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon(s) grade B maple syrup
  • 1 pinch(es) cayenne pepper

Jicama & Red Cabbage Salad with Mint and Cilantro, tossed with Sweet-and-Sour Asian Dressing Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Toss the nuts in a bowl with the maple syrup and cayenne. Spread on a sheet pan and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature. Use a metal spatula to loosen the crispy nuts.
  3. To make the dresing, whisk together the jalapeno, vinegar, lime juice, coconut aminos, grade B maple syrup, sesame oil, ginger and salt. Set aside.
  4. To make the salad, cut the cabbage in half, remove the core, and shred with a sharp knife.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, jicama, mint and cilantro. Toss with the dressing. Sprinkle the nuts on top and serve.


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