Asian Slaw

I am on a coleslaw roll.  In fact, my children are so tired of coleslaw that they have begged me to stop making it; I made coleslaw with dinner every night last week and just can’t get enough crunchy cabbage.

One afternoon last week, I put out a query on Twitter (my favorite e-venue to hang out these days, I’m over there quite a bit chatting with people real time) to find out people’s favorite coleslaw recipes.  Jenn Cuisine responded with this recipe and I was hooked from the moment I saw it.  My recipe is based on Jenn Cuisine’s.  In fact, I hadn’t thought about making a “peanut” style sauce for my coleslaw and I have to say, this really hits the spot –and again, no agave and hopefully, healthy enough for all you health nuts out there!

Asian Slaw

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  • Place chopped cabbage and grated carrots in a large bowl (will be about 5-7 cups of veggies)
  • In a separate bowl, combine almond butter, vinegars, oil, lime juice, ginger and stevia, mixing thoroughly
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds
  • Stir dressing into bowl with veggies
  • Serve, topping with remaining sesame seeds
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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37 responses to “Asian Slaw”

  1. I misread the recipe and used peanut butter. I added soy sauce, garlic,siracha, 2 tblspns sesame oil. Delicious. My golden doodle likes the dressing.

  2. Hi Elana, I’m getting ready to try this recipe, however, I need a clarification. Is it minced ginger and zest or just zest? Thanks for sharing!

  3. What else can I use instead of the stevia? I cannot get it from the US, too expensive shipping (I live in Europe). And on the price is twice as expensive.

    Can I use agave or honey to use as a sweetener?

  4. Thanks for the delicious-sounding recipe! I always use Thai/Vetnamese fish sauce instead of salt or soy sauce because I’m a fan of Thai cooking. The don’t use soy sauce. My favorite social site is Pinterest, but I spend most of my time on Facebook.

  5. I made this tonight and thought it was great. I added cilantro to the slaw. I did find the dressing to be thick, so I added some warm water and some tamari. I made it with the salmon burgers and my husband and three kids all enjoyed it!

  6. Thanks Elana,
    I am 5 days in the Paleo diet and was craving green veg. Came across this recipe and have just finished eating your asain slaw; It is so fresh tasting and it seems like I’m eating mounds of peanuts. (?) I couldn’t get hold of sesame oil which would have further authenitsed the flavour. It was really lovely and had me wondering what sort of paleo meat to put along side it. Ymm I’m going back for a second helping.

  7. This recipe is great! YUM! Thank you. I did thin the dressing a bit with more sesame oil and vinegar. The flavor is great though. We’ll be eating this all week.

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