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! //

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!

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
This Asian red cabbage slaw recipe is quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight side dish or even when entertaining!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 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 1/2 over vegetables and toss until well coated. Serve with additional dressing, if needed.


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 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.


  2. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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)