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Fun Inspired Asian Coleslaw

This Asian coleslaw recipe is fun and delicious!  Different than the traditional recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian Coleslaw
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 125kcal


  • 1 cabbage small to medium, washed and dried, with outer leaves removed
  • 8 ounces carrots pre-packaged, shredded


  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce optional - but oh so good
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder A few shakes or more if you like the heat
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted; optional


Make it!

  • Cut cabbage in quarters, remove core and slice into thin slices, turn cabbage and cut into further smaller pieces
  • Place cut cabbage and shredded carrots in a big mixing bowl

Make the Dressing

  • In a medium mixing bowl add peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, fish sauce, maple syrup, cumin, coriander, chili powder and sesame seeds
  • Whisk until combined
  • Pour dressing on cabbage mixture and mix until combined
  • Transfer to a serving bowl
  • Plop on a plate with something yummy
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


The yield will vary based upon how big your cabbage is.  Mine made 8 cups.
Tips for making the Asian Coleslaw:
  • The only cabbages in the store were huge, so I only chopped up ¾ of one  If you can get a medium cabbage do so, unless you're having a party
  • Chop the cabbage in small pieces.  I thinly slice it one way, then turn it and slice it the other way
  • To make things faster, use shredded carrots - or you can shred your own
  • This will store up in the fridge for at least a week


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4885IU | Vitamin C: 43.2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg