This mango jicama slaw with a spicy and sweet mango dressing is a copycat recipe for the Trader Joe’s slaw. It’s light, refreshing and makes a perfect summer side or topping for tacos or burgers.
Have you had the mango jicama slaw from Trader Joe’s? I’m obsessed! It’s the ultimate summer salad – it’s super fresh, light and flavorful. I love enjoying it as a summer side with a grilled protein or as a topping for tacos or burgers. It would also be delicious on my cilantro lime chicken burgers or on top of grilled fish or pulled pork… mmm!
The Trader Joe’s version is super tasty and affordable, but I don’t love that the dressing is made with white sugar and canola oil, so I decided to make the slaw at home with upgraded ingredients.
In place of the sugar and canola oil, I swapped in honey and olive oil. I also left out the thickeners and gums… don’t need those! Maria and I tested this recipe many times to get the dressing just right, and we literally did a happy dance in the kitchen when we finally nailed it! I feel like it’s a spot-on replica of the Trader Joe’s version. Love when we can crack the code!
Prepping the Fresh Mango
Have you cut a fresh mango before? For some reason, they can be an intimidating fruit but they really shouldn’t be.
The one big thing you need to know is that there is a large, oblong pit in the middle and a tough flesh that needs to be cut away.
You can either peel off the flesh and then cut away the pit or pit the mango first and then scoop the flesh out of the skin. I usually peel the flesh with a vegetable peeler