Herby Jicama Slaw with Green Grapes

Herby Jicama Slaw with green grapes // 80twentyDid you know that for best health, we should be eating 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day? That may sound daunting, but it’s really not as hard as you might think. A serving is 1/2 a cup of veggies or 1 cup of leafy greens. With all of the amazing seasonal produce available right now, eating fruit and veggies is a cinch. This week I’m going to help you get your veggie on by bringing you ‘A Salad A Day’. Each day, a new salad to inspire your taste buds and nourish your body. Eating vegetables has never been so delicious!I’ve been making this salad for years.

If you’ve never had jicama before, I recommend trying it like this. Jicama is crunchy, light, bright, and refreshing–a cross between a water chestnut and an apple–and, paired with green grapes, herbs, and chile, it makes a mean slaw. You can find jicama in most latin super markets or well-stocked grocery stores. In Toronto, it’s easy to get in Kensington Market.

Herby Jicama Slaw with green grapes // 80twenty

Herby Jicama Slaw with Green Grapes
Author: Kris – Adapted from Entertaining For a Veggie Planet
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Serves: 6
Crunchy, fresh, and bright, this jicama slaw is the refreshing answer to a hot summer day.
  • 1.5 lbs jicama, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cups of halved green grapes
  • 1 long red chile, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 thai bird chile, seeded and finely diced
  • ½ cup cashew pieces, toasted
  • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped mint
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Combine the jicama, grapes, and long red chile pieces in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl or jar, whisk together the rice vinegar, honey, and thai bird chile until the honey is combined. Toss it with the slaw.
  3. Toss in the cashew pieces, cilantro, and mint.
  4. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes so that the flavours can meld.
  5. Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.

For more salad ideas, check out my recipe page.

Many thanks to my super talented friend, Sasha for the “A Salad A Day” logo you see on the image. You can find Sasha’s stuff here.



  • Hi Kris! I really love your site! I just found your site via food loves writing (as did hopefully many others!), and I love the salad-a-day feature and so much more about your recipes and 80/20 approach. Looking forward to reading more. aloha from Oahu, Andrea

  • Reply August 22, 2013


    Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know, Andrea. I’m honoured that you’re here. Sending healthy vibes to you in Oahu. 🙂

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