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Jicama Slaw

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Total time 1 hr
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Cut the vegetables at home, make the dressing, then toss everything together when you're ready to eat. Use a handheld slicer (like a mandoline or a Benriner) to make cutting the vegetables easier.

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 small jicama (about 1 1/4 lbs.), peeled and julienned
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced lengthwise, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 142
  • caloriesfromfat 63 %
  • protein 1.3 g
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • sodium 306 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. At home: Put cut vegetables in a large resealable plastic bag. Keep, chilled, up to 2 days.

  2. At home: Combine oil, vinegar, lime juice, minced cilantro, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder, and chile flakes in a small resealable plastic bag or container. Keep, chilled, up to 2 days.

  3. At campsite: Add dressing to vegetables, shake to combine well, and let sit 15 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times. Serve garnished with cilantro, if you like.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.