When I was in Austin just a few weeks ago, I had carnitas with a jicama slaw on top that was MONEY. And I’ve been thinking about it ever since. So I whipped up my own to put on top of steak tacos. Then I didn’t have taco shells. So I had in on top of salad. Which was still MONEY…and that says a lot because I hate salads. Why eat leaves when you can eat tacos?! Amirightoramimoneyright?!

Why is jicama so good? It kind of tastes like nothing, similar to celery, but the texture makes it delicious and perfect for dipping in things or mixing with other ingredients. And it’s weird that I love it so much because out of all the hundreds of recipes I’ve made (probably over 1000 combined from my blog and books), I’ve NEVER used jicama in a recipe. Never. WTF? What is that about? I feel like an amateur self-taught cook. Oh yeah, that’s because I am.

PaleOMG Jicama Apple Slaw

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. Since I didn’t get back from my recent trip until 1am on Monday, this week has blown by. And with all this traveling, I feel like I’m in a constant state of catching up. Not complaining whatsoever, I just feel like I’m constantly trying to make sure I’m not a sh*t daughter or friend or wife. So this weekend will be spent catching up with my mom since it was her bday while I was gone, then catching up with my best friend, then catching up with my favorite group of friends while dancing my face off watching our friend DJ, then catching up with my husband, then catching up with the most important piece of all – The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. I can’t believe I haven’t seen either yet. I know exactly what happens and I’ve listened to all the podcasts about the ending, but I still want to watch the sh*tshows myself. But being a wife has been a little more important than fake love on TV. And my husband DESPISES the Bachelor franchise. So that will have to wait until he’s golfing – the new hobby he has taken on since I travel so much. Too bad I refuse to golf and he refuses to watch that show. We will have to bond our love over something else. Like sushi. A sushi date will do!

PaleOMG Jicama Apple Slaw

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Jicama Apple Slaw

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  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 jicama, peeled and julienned
  • 1 green apple, cored and julienned
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 large jalapeño, julienne (remove seeds for less spice)
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

For the dressing

  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • hefty pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Place all sliced fruits and veggies in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over veggies and toss until completely coated.
  4. Eat. Eat by itself, eat on tacos, eat on a salad, eat on anything!

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  1. Lisa Rawski says:

    Sweet Fancy Moses, that’s good! This is the most refreshing side (or meal–I threw some cold chicken up in there) for summer! Thank you, Juli! –Lisa

    1. juli says:

      thanks for trying out the recipe Lisa!! glad you liked it!

  2. Meagan says:

    This is delicious – even better after sitting in the fridge.