This Asian Coleslaw salad is a nice alternative to traditional Cole slaw. It is a lot lighter sans the mayonnaise and has a nice Asian style salad dressing.
This is a nice alternative to the traditional Cole slaw with a heavy mayonnaise dressing. It will go with anything you want, it is lite and fresh. If you use gluten free soy sauce or Tamari sauce you will have a gluten free salad.
You can use the chopped Cole slaw cabbage and carrot packages for this recipe if you like. Simply add the rest of your veggies. This will cut on you preparation time.
Here is what you will need for this delicious Asian Cole slaw salad:
1 small cabbage – finely sliced
2 large carrots – peeled and julienne
Dark green part of 2 scallions – chopped
2 TBS finely sliced red onion
¼ cup roasted salted peanuts – chopped
2 TBS sesame seeds
¼ cup soy sauce
1 small lemon – juiced
2 TBS rice or white vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 TBS dark brown sugar
1 garlic clove – minced
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
Place the cabbage, carrots, scallion greens, red onion and peanuts in a bowl. Mix well.
Place the sesame seeds in a small dry skillet. Toast them, shaking the pan often, until they start turning brown and you can smell them. This will take about 3 minutes. Remove them from the heat and set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Add the toasted seeds and whisk.
Drizzle the dressing onto the cabbage salad and toss until everything is coated. Serve and enjoy!
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