Spicy Asian Slaw: A Quick & Easy Salad
A quick and simple – and just slightly spicy – cabbage salad that is perfect with grilled meats and Asian-flavored dishes.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- 1/2 of a medium head of green cabbage (about 4 cups shredded/chopped)
- 2 cups shredded/chopped purple cabbage (or use 6 cups all green)
- 1 small onion, preferably sweet, sliced thinly or chopped
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 Tb. rice vinegar
- 2 Tb. soy sauce
- 1 Tb. sesame oil
- 1 Tb. minced garlic
- 1 Tb. honey
- 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
- 2–3 tsp. sriracha sauce (or other hot sauce) or more/less to taste
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 Tb. mayonnaise optional for a creamier dressing
- sesame seeds
- Shred the cabbage by hand or using the slicing blade of a food processor (you’ll need to chop it a bit by hand still to take care of larger pieces).
- Combine the cabbage and remaining vegetables in a large bowl.
- Mix the dressing ingredients in a 2-cup measure, adding the hot sauce at the end and tasting to adjust to your taste. Pour over the cabbage mixture and mix well.
- Serve with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Thai Slaw Variation:
Omit Soy Sauce and sesame oil; add 1 Tb. fish sauce and the juice of one lime. Increase the oil to 1/3 cup. This is especially good made with Napa (Chinese) Cabbage.
To make ahead: Prepare full recipe and hold in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours before serving.
To make a day or more ahead: Prepare vegetables and dressing, storing separately in the refrigerator and mixing about 30 min. to an hour before serving for best flavor.
Note: this recipe was originally published in 2011 and has been updated with all new photos, clearer formatting and printable recipe. Enjoy!
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