Easy Asian Slaw


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This Asian Slaw recipe is savory, sweet, and so quick and easy! Crisp and crunchy veggies in a flavorful sesame dressing.

You need just handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes prep to make this side dish!

Asian slaw piled high in a white serving dish.

How to Cut Cabbage for Slaw

Just like a classic coleslaw recipe, cabbage should be cut nice and thin. It’s easy to do.

  • Slice a head cabbage in half and then cut each half so you have quarters.
  • Use a knife to remove the core in a triangle fashion.
  • Using a sharp knife, thinly slice in quarter-inch (or thinner) pieces going from right to left on a cutting board. If you are left-handed (like me :) ), move in the opposite direction.

You can use a food processor or a mandolin, but slicing with a sharp knife is quick and clean up is easier.

Want to save a little time? Buy pre-made coleslaw mix or a broccoli slaw as the base.

Asian Slaw ingredients in a glass bowl.

How to Make Asian Slaw

This Asian cabbage salad is an easy recipe. You can easily adapt it to veggies you have on hand. I like to try to combine various colors and textures for a great salad.

Wash and cut any veggies you add into thin strips. Simply toss with the dressing below or a homemade or store bought sesame ginger dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions or even fried wonton strips.

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Easy Asian Slaw

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Crisp cabbage and veggies in a simple rice vinegar dressing.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrots julienned
  • 2 cups red bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • sesame seeds for garnish
Sesame Dressing *
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

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Instructions

  1. Combine all slaw ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk dressing ingredients in a separate bowl (or shake in a jar with a lid).

  3. Toss slaw with dressing. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

  4. Garnish with sesame seeds and additional green onions if desired.

Recipe Notes

Cabbage and carrots can be replaced with packaged coleslaw mix if desired.
*Store bought Asian Sesame Dressing can be used in place of homemade dressing.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 66, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 210mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 4019%, Vitamin C: 65%, Calcium: 26%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Asian slaw piled high in a white serving dish.

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