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This Asian slaw recipe is quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight side dish or even when entertaining!

Asian Slaw Recipe. This Asian slaw recipe is quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight side dish or even when entertaining! //
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When Bart and I were in Tennessee recently, we had dinner on our last evening at The High Point Restaurant in Monteagle. The restaurant had been recommended to us a few years prior by the Fullers and let me just say – it did not disappoint!

We were in South Pittsburg for the annual Cornbread Festival and once I’d wrapped up the day with my responsibilities judging at the cookoff and shopping at the Lodge store (cast iron heaven!), we hopped in the car and Bart told me he had plans for the evening.

We drove up to an old, gorgeous rock home that had been converted into the restaurant and were soon seated upstairs. The restaurant is reportedly in the home that was once Al Capone’s mistress’ and where he would often spend time. We laughed about the intrigue of the stately building and then decided we were glad the walls couldn’t talk after all! Somethings are best left in the past! With guys dressed in tuxedos and girls in their fanciest of evening gowns for the local high school prom all around us, we were very lucky to have gotten a table!

Bart had the Asian slaw with his steak and we were both absolutely smitten with their take on an old favorite of ours. I knew that it was something that I’d have to make at home soon since I’d not made it in a long while! I just didn’t know how soon the requests would come in!

There’s just something about this slaw recipe that is just beautiful and that we can’t get enough of now. All of the bright, vibrant colors blend together in this one flavorful and delicious Asian slaw for an amazing side dish that we just love.

Asian Slaw Recipe. This Asian slaw recipe is quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight side dish or even when entertaining! //

Here’s the recipe for this easy Asian slaw. I hope you love it!

4.84 from 6 votes

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Side Dish 5 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 6
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This Asian red cabbage slaw recipe is quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight side dish or even when entertaining!


  • 1/2 head red cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • sesame seeds


  • Add red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, and onion to a large bowl. Pour olive oil, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and sesame seeds into a Mason jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Pour ½ over vegetables and toss until well coated. Serve with additional dressing, if needed.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2574IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. Thanks for the slaw recipe it looks yummy! Monteagle made me think of fog and an old school Holiday Inn that was shoved against the side of a mountain there (or what flatlanders like me would call a mountain)

  2. Ohhh this recipe looks amazing! What other dishes do you think it could be served with?

  3. My Mom makes something similar, but her recipe uses sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds and also has crumbled ramen noodles – I love the crunch of these ingredients along with the vinegary flavor! Thanks for sharing the new take on an old favorite of ours!

  4. No comment on recipe, about to embark in moments. Looks good! I have a thing about this: make the dressing in the bowl first then add greens. For regular lettuce salads I much prefer to thoroughly coat the lettuce then add all else and mix. This is the way to lightly but evenly coat the whole salad. I usually make salads with lemon/olive oil dressing and if you do it this way, you can pull out the bitter pips from the lemon before mixing it all up.

    1. Sounds delicious with the crunchy noodles added! I love this with teriyaki salmon as well! Thanks so much!

  5. 5 stars
    Yum yum yum! We pretty much doubled the recipe for a large party, and it’s delicious. We ran out of soy sauce, so ended up putting in about a tablespoon of fish sauce, but it’s still very good. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  6. Is the sesame oil critical to the recipe ….i have all other ingredients on had but not sesame oil!
    Olive oil…avacado oil…vegtable oil….peanut oil…will any of these do or does the flavor profile need sesame oil?

    1. Hi Dianna

      The sesame oil gives it a nutty flavor so by using other oil will change the flavor of the recipe. 

      hope that helps.


  7. Perfect, simple Asian slaw recipe. We use the food processor on the cabbage for a small chop and use the slaw to top Korean beef tacos. Yummy!

  8. Delicious. I did cut back by half the low sodium soy. Then I replaced it with more vinegar, same amount as would have put in of soy. I also used sesame oil instead of olive oil. I’ll keep this one be sure.

  9. Very good!  I found this recipe after I had purchased green cabbage and a white onion.  So the veggie flavors are likely more forward than as stated.  But then again, I like my veg to be the star of my cooking—so yay!  Thanks for the recipe. 

  10. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe yesterday for the first time. This will certainly be a stable for a variety of meals. It is absolutely delicious. It was so easy to make. I purchase two bags of a combo of cabbages and carrots and just had to prepare the dressing. Thanks for this delightful recipe!!!

  11. Delicious but with all the prep and chopping it was more like 20-30 minutes. Not sure how this is a 5 min recipe. 

  12. 5 stars
    The salad is delicious. I substituted half of the rice wine vinegar with the juice of a small lime. Just because I like limes – however the prep time was more like 35 minutes with both my husband and myself chopping and mincing. Well worth it however!

  13. 5 stars
    This is exactly what I was looking for-a light asian slaw! I did modify it some to my taste- used 4 tbs rice vin and only 1.5 tbs soy sauce and 2.5 tbs brown sugar. I tasted as I mixed the soy sauce in just because I wanted the ginger to stand out a bit more and slightly sweeter due to adding a 4th tbs vin. It’s perfect! I also only had green cabbage and shredded to get 20 oz. Added some diced strips of red pepper too! The red onion and carrot of course! Plus I mixed it all in to the veggies after mixing half and saw how light this is. Not a heavy slaw but a great asian flavor. My tsp of sesame oil is toasted variety. Did not put seeds in yet but may after trying some on it at table. Thank you for this great recipe! Next time I will use red cabbage too!