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asian slaw in a bowl with a red napkin

Quick Asian Slaw

Soy and Sesame flavor make this salad a favorite.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: cabbage, side, slaw
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 332kcal


Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce use coconut aminos to make this recipe gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 lb shredded white cabbage you can also use a pre-shredded coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds optional
  • ¼ cup chow mein noodles optional
  • cup scallions optional


  • Add the olive oil, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sugar, garlic powder. and ginger powder.
  • Whisk the dressing until completely combined.
  • Combine the shredded cabbage and slivered almonds together in a large bowl.
  • Toss the salad.
  • Optionally, just before serving, add toasted sesame seeds or chow mein noodles.


Tips and Suggestions

  • Add toasted sesame seeds or chow mein noodles just before serving.
  • Salads like this love spicy ingredients, add some chopped jalapeno peppers or a squirt of sriracha sauce.
  • Turn the Quick Asian Slaw into a meal by adding chicken breast, beef, or salmon.
  • Use it as a topping for hamburgers or hot dogs.
  • Serve it for Shabbat or Rosh HaSahanna lunch.
  • Substitute honey for sugar in the dressing.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg