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Jicama salad with apple

Creamy Apple Jicama Slaw

This creamy apple jicama slaw is super fresh and crunchy! With its mix of sweet and tangy flavours, it's the perfect side for hearty main courses and a delicious topping for spicy tacos.


Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword creamy coleslaw, jicama recipes, jicama slaw, Mexican salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 156 kcal
Author Michele Peterson


  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 medium large jicama
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise light
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/2 salt
  • salt and pepper to taste adjust to taste


  1. Wash the jicama thoroughly, cut it in half lengthwise from the root to the stem.

  2. Then peel off the brown skin and set the peeled jicama aside. I fine it easiest to use a sharp knife to peel the jicama but a vegetable peeler also works well. 

  3. Wash, and cut the apples into four pieces and remove the seeds. Set the prepared jicama and apples aside while you set up your food processor or mandoline.

  4. Place the shredding attachment in your food processor. Shred the apple, then the jicama and then the parsley.

  5. Remove the shredded jicama and apple and transfer it into a large mixing bowl.

  6. Add the chopped parsley, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix all ingredients until well combined.

  7. Next, add the mayonnaise and crema (or creme fraiche)  and stir gently until well combined. You want the jicama and apple to be coated evenly.

  8. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • This slaw is best served immediately as the apples will discolour due to oxidization.
  • Keep it cold before serving as it contains dairy.  In hot weather, I like to place salads on a frozen cooler pack covered with a serviette to keep them crisp and chilled while on the table.  
  • To prep in advance, peel and cut the jicama up to three days in advance. Rinse and drain before grating. 
  • Don't be afraid to mix it up by adding toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), cilantro or lime juice as you like. 
  • For a hit of slightly spicy kick, sprinkle the slaw with Tajín, the classic Mexican lime chili seasoning or serve it on the side. 

Note: Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. It is created by online calculators and although we attempt to provide accurate nutritional information, the figures are only estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Apple Jicama Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.