Tonight for dinner we are making pork carnitas with jicama slaw, cuban-style beans, and cilantro-lime rice. The pork, which has been simmering the crock pot all day, will not have a huge amount of seasoning which is OK because the real flavors will come from the combination of the slow-cooked pork and this delicious jicama slaw in our green chile corn tortillas. I’ll post the pork recipe and photos of the finished dinner later.
We made the slaw this afternoon so that the veggies will have time to soak up the dressing before dinner. The original recipe came from the Food Network’s Guy Fieri. You can view Guy’s recipe here.Jicama Slaw
You will need…
3 tablespoons Lime Juice
1/2 teaspoon Red Chile Flakes (we used Crushed Red Pepper since we didn’t have Chile Flakes)
1/2 teaspoon Chile Powder
6 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sugar
6 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 1/2 cups Jicama, peeled and julienned
1 cup Carrots, peeled and julienned
1 cup English Cucumber, julienned
1/2 cup Red Pepper, julienned
1/2 cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 cup Shredded Cabbage (use bagged cole slaw mix if you don’t feel like buying a whole head of cabbage; for tonight’s dinner we used a bag of “broccoli cole slaw”)
2 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped
In a small bowl or measuring cup combine the first eight ingredients (lime juice through pepper) and stir together.
In a much larger bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (jicama through cilantro) and toss. Pour the dressing over the veggies and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.