A simple healthy recipe for Asian Slaw – easy and crunchy, this vegan slaw can be made ahead and is delicious alongside salmon, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. With a video!

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. #slaw #asianslaw #veganslaw #easyslaw #tacoslawTo be fully alive, fully human and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no man’s land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. ~Pema Chodron 

In the next few weeks, beautiful farmers’ market cabbages will start rolling out if they haven’t already in your area. And when they do, I want you to be prepared! Excited even!

This Asian Cabbage Slaw is a wonderful excuse to purchase one of those stunning cabbages at the farmers’ market. It’s also a fantastic way to use up all the stray veggies in the fridge- that remaining half cabbage, the stray carrot or parsnip, or the leftover bell pepper. If you are a part of a CSA or shop at the farmers market, many of the veggies you’ll find there can be added to this slaw – like kohlrabi, turnips, beets, or brussels sprouts. Such an easy useful way to add more healthy veggies into our everyday diet.

How to Make Asian Slaw! | video

Time-saving Slaw Tips:

  • If short on time, many grocery stores offer gourmet “slaw mixes”, already pre-shredded! These are perfect for this recipe: brussel sprouts slaw, broccoli slaw, carrot slaw… you get the idea. It’s a basic recipe designed to be used as a base for your own creations.
  • Use ginger paste (in a tube)
  • Use garlic paste

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. #slaw #asianslaw #veganslaw #easyslaw #tacoslaw

What I love about this easy Asian Slaw is, if I’m in a hurry, I know I can grab a bag of slaw mix from the grocery store, and whip this up in 10 minutes- a healthy, light side salad that goes with so many things. The leftover slaw stays crunchy and seems to even get better with time.

What to serve with Asian Slaw:

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. #slaw #asianslaw #veganslaw #easyslaw #tacoslaw

Asian Slaw Dressing:

The Asian Slaw Dressing is the best! Not only is it made with accessible ingredients you most likely have in your pantry, it seems to have the right balance of sweet, tart and depth with just a little heat. And of course, you can personalize it even further to your own tastes.

What you’ll need:

  1.  olive oil
  2.  toasted sesame oil
  3. rice wine vinegar
  4. maple syrup,  honey, brown rice syrup, or agave
  5. soy sauce (or GF alternative like Braggs or Coconut Amino Acids)
  6. fresh garlic
  7. fresh ginger
  8. salt
  9. chili paste (optional)

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. #slaw #asianslaw #veganslaw #easyslaw #tacoslaw

This is also a great way to use up stray veggies in the fridge, incorporating more nutrients into the slaw- salad turnips, kohlrabi, jicama, radishes… pretty much anything crunchy!

Other veggies to add to Asian Slaw:

  1. carrots
  2. snow peas
  3. bell pepper
  4. shredded broccoli stems
  5. cucumber
  6. radishes
  7. kohlrabi
  8. salad turnips

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Hope you are having a great week, finding the beauty in what surrounds you. Even if it is simply in the face of cabbage, a beautiful, giant edible flower full of healing nutrients.

xoxo

Sylvia

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Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals. #slaw #asianslaw #veganslaw #easyslaw #tacoslaw

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw (with the BEST Asian Dressing!)

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad, vegan, slaw, dressing
  • Method: tossed
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw- a simple vegan slaw with the BEST SLAW DRESSING EVER that can be made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more veggies into your everyday meals.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb shredded veggies (your choice of cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli slaw, Brussel sprouts, etc) roughly 6-7 cups.
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro (or Italian parsley or mint) chopped

Asian Slaw Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  •  3 tablespoons  honey, brown rice syrup, maple, or agave
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or GF alternative like Braggs or Coconut Amino Acids)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced ( use a garlic press)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes or chili paste ( optional)

Optional toppings:


Instructions

  1. Toss slaw ingredients together in a large bowl. Add cilantro and scallions.
  2. Whisk Asian Slaw Dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Pour dressing into slaw and toss well.
  4.  Garnish with sesame seeds and/ or nuts.

Notes

  1. Salad will keep up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 297.9 mg
  • Fat: 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

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  1. Absolutely delicious! I came across this recipe a few weeks ago when I was looking for a way to make a salad with what we had at home – which wasn’t much that day… but since we are currently based in Asia, we have all the Asian ingerdients at home so… this Asian Slaw – together with the Asian Cucumber Salad that uses a similar dressing – has become our family’s latest staple veggie dish…

  2. Another winner from Feasting at Home, now my favourite and preferred recipe source. I come to this trusted site first and don’t bother testing recipes before putting them before guests, as I did with this yummy and easy recipe. Thank you, Sylvia.

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe- it is SO DELICIOUS and super easy to make! Fresh and flavorful! I made this last night to go with Honey Garlic Chicken cutlets and oh man was is fantastic!!! I made more to go with our dinner tonight! 🙂 5 Stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐