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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jicama Mango Slaw

Apparently, Cainan’s sophisticated palate is accompanied by a desire to elaborate with staff in his school cafeteria about the meals he brings for lunch.  I’ve been asked by staff and campus monitors before about recipes for some of the lunch items he brings.  Unbeknownst to me he has offered detailed descriptions of his food, as well as offers to let them try a taste!  

Many of my tried and true recipes are on this blog but I recently had a request for the jicama mango slaw that is a particular favorite of his.  I realized I do not have that one posted!  

I originally saw this recipe on the Food Network’s Cooking for Real with Sunny Anderson.  I tweak it just slightly for our tastes but her original recipe can be found here. The slaw is super easy to make and very low in calories.

1 lime, zested and juiced     (20 cal)
3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar  (3 cal)
2 tablespoons honey  (128 cal)
Salt to taste
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced  (1 cal)
2 ripe mangos, peeled and grated     (260 cal)
1 large jicama, peeled and grated     (90 cal)

In a large bowl combine the grated mango and jicama.  In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, zest, apple cider vinegar, honey, jalapeño and salt until well combined. Pour dressing over mango and jicama, and toss to combine thoroughly.  Chill for 15 minutes before serving. 
This recipes has six servings with approximately 85 calories per serving.  

Note: All calorie counts are approximate.  Using a food scale and calorie website or nutrition information on the packaging is the most precise way to measure calories.  As we know, fruit or vegetable sizes and quantities in teaspoon/tablespoon/cup measurements can be subjective.  So, do your own research and weighing if you need an exact count.

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