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This Asian Slaw recipe isn’t just a salad; it’s a celebration of textures and tastes that will bring a vibrant zing to your table.

asian slaw recipe in a tan bowl

Get ready to toss up a storm with this Creamy Asian Slaw recipe, a dish that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Imagine combining the crispiness of fresh veggies with a dressing that sings with flavors of soy sauce, honey, and a hint of sriracha.

My husband sure thinks so. He tried this stuff and was like, “hey, you should make this all the time.” And I was like, “I’ll get you the recipe.” Haha!!

Anyway, whether you’re planning your next summer cookout or looking for an easy side to complement your main dish, this slaw is a game-changer.

This slaw stands out for its simplicity, making it a fantastic way to introduce a touch of Asian cuisine into your meals.

Perfect as a light salad on its own or as a crunchy addition to Buddha bowls, this recipe is versatile, delicious, and brimming with nutrients.

So, let’s dive into the colorful world of this Asian Slaw Recipe, your next go-to recipe for every occasion!

Some of our other favorite veggie recipes we have on our site include: Best Easy Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, Easy Scalloped Italian Zucchini Recipe, and Copycat Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Recipe.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Packed with Flavor: The sesame oil dressing combined with rice vinegar and sweet chili sauce creates a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and umami.
  2. Nutrition in Every Bite: Loaded with shredded cabbage, carrots, and green onions, this slaw is a vitamin C powerhouse.
  3. Perfect Make-Ahead Dish: Prep this crunchy Asian coleslaw ahead of time for an even more flavorful dish the next day.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Mayonnaise
  • Rice vinegar (rice wine vinegar)
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Honey (maple syrup as a vegan alternative)
  • Soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • Minced garlic
  • Sriracha
  • Freshly grated ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot)
  • Scallions (green onions)
  • Toasted sliced almonds
  • Crunchy chow mein noodles
  • Sesame seeds (black sesame seeds for garnish)
ingredients needed to make asian slaw recipe

HOW TO MAKE ASIAN SLAW RECIPE:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, sweet chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, garlic, sriracha, ginger, and sesame oil.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the slaw mix, scallions, and almonds.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw ingredients and mix well to coat.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill so the flavors can blend.
  5. Serve with a garnish of more scallions, chow mein noodles, and sesame seeds.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

It has a mild heat from the sriracha, making it perfect for those who like a slight kick.

If you want more kick, just add more sauce! Want even more kick? Add a jalapeno or two! Can you tell that I like spicy foods? Ha!

Yes! Bell peppers, snap peas, and purple cabbage make great additions. I’ve also got a few great ideas for other additions down below.

As always, I’d say that this dish is really what you want to put into it. You should never feel like you absolutely have to stick to the recipe as it’s written.

Sure, you might make some odd flavors if you’re experimenting, but that’s how we learn!

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This slaw is the perfect side dish for grilled meats. I especially like it with some Asian-inspired chicken or pork!

You can also have it as part of Asian cabbage salad, or atop Asian-inspired tacos.

My favorite dishes to serve this with:

​Most definitely! Try 1 or 2 of these out and let me know in the comments how it goes.

  • Bell peppers for a colorful crunch
  • Snap peas for a sweet snap
  • Fresh cilantro and mint for a burst of freshness
  • Crunchy peanut butter in the dressing for a thicker, nuttier flavor
  • Lime juice to add a zesty tang
  • Fresh bean sprouts for a crispy bite
  • Ramen noodles for extra crunch
  • Red bell pepper for a sweet, colorful addition
  • Apple cider vinegar for a different acidic note in the dressing

Yeppers! If you have any other great ideas on this, let me know!

  • Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a lighter dressing
  • Almond butter instead of peanut butter for a different nutty flavor
  • Olive oil in place of sesame oil for a milder taste
  • Brown sugar or agave syrup can substitute for maple syrup or honey
  • White vinegar can replace rice vinegar if needed
asian slaw recipe in serving bowl on a wooden table top

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Place in an airtight container, and it keeps well for up to 3 days.

Freezer: It’s best enjoyed fresh; freezing is not recommended to preserve the best texture and flavor.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • For the brightest flavors, mix the dressing just before serving.
  • Add a generous amount of fresh herbs like cilantro or mint for a bright flavor.
  • Toast the almonds and sesame seeds to enhance their nutty essence.
  • For an easy side, consider pairing with Chinese chicken salad or as a base for Buddha bowls.
  • Keep a large mixing bowl handy for an easy toss of all ingredients.
  • Incorporate a variety of crunchy veggies like bell peppers and snap peas for added nutrition and color.
asian slaw recipe in tan bowl with a fork

This Asian Slaw Recipe is a vibrant, crunchy, and utterly refreshing side that brings a modern twist to traditional coleslaw. With its easy preparation and a fantastic array of flavors, it’s the perfect addition to your recipe box.

Whether you’re serving it at your next BBQ or alongside your favorite Asian dishes, this slaw is sure to be a hit.

So let’s do this! Dive into this delicious side dish and let your taste buds rejoice in the fresh, zesty, and crunchy goodness of our Creamy Asian Slaw.

If you’ve tried this ASIAN SLAW RECIPE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 2 votes

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
This Asian Slaw recipe isn’t just a salad; it’s a celebration of textures and tastes that will bring a vibrant zing to your table.
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

For the dressing:

For the slaw:

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, sweet chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, garlic, sriracha, ginger, and sesame oil.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 teaspoons sriracha, 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • In a large bowl, toss together the slaw mix, scallions, and almonds.
    16 ounces slaw mix, 4 scallions, 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • Pour the dressing over the slaw ingredients and mix well to coat.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill so the flavors can blend.
  • Serve with a garnish of more scallions, chow mein noodles, and sesame seeds.
    crunchy canned chow mein noodles for garnish, sesame seeds for garnish

Notes

Nutrition is calculated without garnishes.
  • For the brightest flavors, mix the dressing just before serving.
  • Add a generous amount of fresh herbs like cilantro or mint for a bright flavor.
  • Toast the almonds and sesame seeds to enhance their nutty essence.
  • For an easy side, consider pairing with Chinese chicken salad or as a base for Buddha bowls.
  • Keep a large mixing bowl handy for an easy toss of all ingredients.
  • Incorporate a variety of crunchy veggies like bell peppers and snap peas for added nutrition and color.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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