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Sweet and Spicy Jicama Slaw

As demonstrated in the “Try Something New in the New Year” episode of Live It – February 2021

Watch the episode here.

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  • 1 large jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup matchstick cut carrots (or try red bell pepper)
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into small pieces (or try a firm mango)
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 small jalapeño, finely diced (optional)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional additional spices: black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder to taste


  1. Chop vegetables and fruits per instructions above and toss together in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, cilantro, salt and spices to taste. Pour dressing over slaw and toss to combine.
  3. Serve as a side dish with any Mexican or Asian dish. This slaw would also be the perfect topping for fish or shrimp tacos!

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 6 servings

Calories  83.9

Total Fat  0.2 g

   Saturated Fat  0.0 g

   Polyunsaturated Fat  0.1 g

   Monounsaturated Fat  0.0 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  115.6 mg

Potassium  242.7 mg

Total Carbohydrate  20.6 g

   Dietary Fiber  5.7 g

   Sugars  11.4 g

Protein  1.5 g

Vitamin A  27.6%

Vitamin C  46.1%

Copper  4.0%

Folate  3.9%

Iron  4.2%

Magnesium  3.9%

Manganese  24.6%

Thiamin  3.2%

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Service and Wellness Departments at Parkview Health. Each episode is hosted by dietitian Andrea Miller, with a goal of showcasing nutrient-dense foods and teaching viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community.

For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit