Recipe: Jicama, Apple, and Pear Slaw

by JJ Virgin on October 19, 2016

This delicious, juicy slaw makes a great tailgating side dish, and unlike most slaw recipes, it’s also dairy-free and egg-free. If you’ve never tried jicama, you’re in for a treat – it’s got great crunch and flavor, with a texture somewhere between apple and potato.

Jicama, Apple, and Pear Slaw joins Grilled Pesto Chicken Wraps, Vegetarian White Chili, and Cinnamon Roasted Pecans on our delicious Tailgating Party menu. You’re ready for kickoff!

Tailgating Party – Recipe #2 – Side

Jicama, Apple, and Pear Slaw


October 19, 2016

This crunchy, juicy slaw recipe is perfect for tailgating or entertaining – it’s tasty, satisfying, and completely dairy-free.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1 and 3

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


1 cup shredded red cabbage

1 cup shredded green cabbage

1 medium apple, unpeeled, cored, and cut into thin matchsticks

1 medium ripe pear, unpeeled, cored and cut into thin matchsticks

1/2 small jicama, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks (about 1 cup)

3 green onions, chopped

4 tsp cider vinegar

1 tbsp macadamia nut oil

1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 tsp sea salt


1Toss all the ingredients together in a medium bowl.

2Let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally, to allow the flavors to bloom. Serve.

* If you're in Cycle 2 of the Sugar Impact Diet, hold off on this recipe until Cycle 3 because it contains fruit.

This recipe is part of the Tailgating Party menu, with Grilled Pesto Chicken Wraps; Jicama, Apple, and Pear Slaw; Vegetarian White Chili; and Cinnamon Roasted Pecans. Check out the Tailgating Party Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and games for lots of tailgating fun!

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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Nutrition Facts

Calories122 calories
Sodium161 milligrams
Protein1 gram
Sugar0 grams
Total Fat4 grams
Saturated Fat0 grams
Total Carbohydrates22 grams
Dietary Fiber7 grams

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