Asian Slaw is one of those recipes that gives you lots of room to play. You can add more or less of this or that, but make sure you use this ginger dressing recipe, because it brings it altogether, not only marinating the veggies, but adding layers and layers of flavor to these crunchy textures.
The key is to mix it up with lots of crunch and color from various cabbages, greens, colored bell peppers, snow peas and top it off with a very bright citrus ginger dressing. You can add peanuts or sliced almonds for added flavor.
When I first made this asian slaw, I took the time to shred Napa cabbage, but then realized a bag of angel hair slaw would save a lot of time and provide the same result. I also used a bag of broccoli slaw which has added carrots (more color). The only time consuming part of Asian Slaw will be doing thin slices of colored peppers and making a homemade dressing.
I highly recommend you make your own dressing, as it’s easy, fresh and won’t contain harmful seed oils like canola oil.
My Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing is full of flavor and jumps with brightness. I brought this salad to an Asian night potluck and it was a big hit. I kept hearing words like refreshing, flavorful, delicious.
The main components of the ingredients for Asian slaw are listed below. You can skip the nuts altogether or replace broccoli slaw with more napa cabbage or angel hair slaw. You can add in slivered carrots or finely chopped celery. I’ll leave that to you.
Main Components of Asian Slaw
- Large Napa Cabbage or Bag Angel Hair Slaw
- Broccoli Slaw (bag)
- Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
- Snow Peas or Snap Peas (optional)
- Peanuts or Sliced Almonds
- Sesame Seeds
- Cilantro or Thai Basil
Sesame Ginger Dressing Ingredients
- Fresh Knob of Ginger
- Tamari Sauce (or soy sauce)
- Garlic cloves
- Orange juice from fresh orange
- Lime Juice from fresh lime
- Rice Vinegar
- Sesame Oil
- Avocado Oil
How to Make this Slaw Turn into a Full Dinner
Asian Slaw with Ginger Dressing
- 1 Napa Cabbage Or Bag Angel Hair Slaw
- 1 bag Broccoli Slaw
- 6 Scallions
- 1 cup snow peas or edamame optional
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
- 1/3 cup Peanuts or Sliced Almonds
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds optional
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons Freshly Grated Ginger (1 large knob)
- 1/2 orange
- 1 lime
- 4 tablespoons Rice Vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 10 tablespoons Avocado Oil
- 1 large shallot
- 1 tablespoon fresh herb cilantro
- Slice Bell Peppers into very thin slices. Slice scallions.
- Cook Snow Peas or Snap Peas and put on Ice to maintain color. You can serve them raw in the salad.
- If you are using Napa Cabbage, clean, rinse, dry and slice thinly.
- Put all cabbage and broccoli slaw in bowl. Add vegetables.
- Toss with dressing. You may not use all of the dressing or you may need more. For best flavor dress a few hours ahead and refrigerate.
- Add Peanuts and a sprinkling of cilantro right before serving.
- Grate a large knob of ginger.
- Mince garlic.
- Finely chop shallot.
- Put vinegar, Tamari sauce (or soy sauce) and honey Into a jar Add garlic, ginger and shallots.
- Add juice from orange and lime.
- Add avocado oil and sesame oil and give a good shake.
- You may choose to add more of any Ingredient according to your taste.
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