A simple healthy recipe for Asian Slaw – easy and crunchy, this vegan slaw can be made ahead and is delicious alongside miso salmon, or these easy salmon cakes,  ginger tofu, or stuffed into tacos or added to buddha bowls—a great way to add more cruciferous veggies into our everyday meals. See our 25+ Amazing Cabbage Recipes!

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 Asian Cabbage Slaw is easy to make and packed full of flavor! 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 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 veggies into our everyday diet.

How to Make Asian Slaw! | video

Why I love this recipe: The 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.

Asian Slaw Ingredients!

  • Cabbage (any type will work here- purple, green, napa, etc)  and/or other shreddable veggies- carrots, bell pepper, snow peas, kohlrabi, jicama, broccoli “slaw”, etc.
  • Cilantro – adds so much flavor here!
  • Scallions- or sub-thinly sliced onion
  • Olive oil and toasted sesame oil
  • Rice wine vinegarrice wine vinegar is milder than most other vinegars and less acidic.
  • Sweetener-  maple syrup,  honey, brown rice syrup, or agave
  • Soy sauce (or GF alternative like Braggs or Coconut Amino Acids)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Salt
  • Chili paste (optional)

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.
  • To save time, use ginger paste (in a tube) and garlic paste if you like!

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 salad that goes with so many things. The leftover slaw stays crunchy and seems to even get better with time.

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 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

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!

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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 (w/ BEST Asian Dressing!)

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  • 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 with the Best Asian Dressing! A simple vegan slaw with that can be made in 20 minutes and made ahead! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb shredded cabbage -roughly 6-7 cups (see notes)
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped (or sub Italian Parsley)

Asian Slaw Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 13 teaspoons toasted sesame oil (start conservatively add more to taste at the end)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey (for vegan-substitute maple syrup 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 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. Taste, adjust salt, honey and sesame oil to taste.
  4.  Garnish with sesame seeds and/ or nuts.

Notes

  1. Feel free to Substitute shredded carrots, bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli slaw, shredded Brussels sprouts, for part of the cabbage. ( For example, I’ll often do 5 cups cabbage, 1 cup carrots, 1 cup bell pepper)
  2. 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. So easy and my family was RAVING about this dish! One of the only times I have ever seen my mom go back for seconds and thirds of veggies. I used maple syrup and topped with both toasted sesame seeds and peanuts.

    Perfect balance of crunchy, tangy, and savory with just a hint of sweetness. Thank you for a great recipe.






  2. The dressing is to die for. You could put it on card and enjoy it! The slaw does need to be cut super fine. My husband did the chopping and too chunky! But the dressing saved us.






  3. This dressing is absolutely delish!!! I made a huge batch of everything and sent some over to my parents who also absolutely loved it! This is a big win!!!!






  4. So good! I made mine with cabbage, watermelon radish, bell pepper and carrot. I blended the cilantro into the dressing just cuz I felt like it and used some regular white vinegar since I didn’t have rice vinegar. Awesome, tastes like something you could get at a restaurant. This recipe is a keeper!






  5. This recipe is incredible in every way! Quick and easy to make. I found your recipe last week and I’ve already made it 4 times! So delicious!






  6. This is amazing. I’ve never been so full from slaw. I added some pineapple because we had one to use up and it took it to another level. My husband and kids loved it, too. I made a dinner out of it with the Katsu chicken since hubby insisted on meat. Perfect!






  7. I made my own slaw recipe but used the dressing part only substituting vegetable oil for the olive oil. Normally I cook with olive oil but it has a flavor I didn’t want to interrupt the Asian flavors. It was delicious though!






  8. Thank you for sharing another winning recipe! Made it yesterday and it was phenomenal! The dressing is so good! I’ve been looking for a good Asian recipe for a long time and now have one in my repertoire thanks to you!






  9. I don’t usually comment but this recipe was fantastic! I used 1/2 green cabbage and kohlrabi from my CSA farmshare and an old apple, cut in matchsticks. It was so filled with flavor and vegie goodness hitting the heat, acid, sweet, freshness criteria. Everyone loved it! Bravo!






  10. Wonderful recipe! I reviewed you on my FB Page:
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