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Mirliton Slaw


  • 2 mirliton, pits removed and julienned
  • Salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and julienned
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper


  • Spread the mirlitons in 1 layer in a strainer set over a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let sit until they release some of their water, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Combine the drained mirlitons, bell pepper, jalapeno, green onions, and parsley. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Pour the dressing over the mirliton and mix well. Adjust seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper.