A flavorful twist on the classic, this Asian inspired coleslaw is creamy, tangy and slightly spicy.
I always used to think I didn’t like coleslaw but as it turns out, they can actually be quite flavorful. Traditional coleslaws are typically overloaded in mayo and sugar that you don’t actually taste the ingredients. I think it’s time to change that.
Right now cabbage and carrots are in season so I love taking advantage of these cheap and nutritious veggies when I can. Since cabbage can be a little boring on its own, I decided to take inspiration from a spicy tuna sushi roll and turn it into a creamy, tangy and slightly spicy vinaigrette.
Full of fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, and bright rice vinegar, each bite is loaded in classic Asian flavors. Ideal for a healthy side dish or as an entree salad with grilled shrimp or chicken, your whole family will love this new spin on coleslaw!
Your fork is waiting.
Spicy Asian Coleslaw
- 2 cups green cabbage (shredded)
- 1 cup red cabbage (shredded)
- 1 cup carrots (shredded)
- 1 cup scallions (minced)
Spicy Mayo Dressing:
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mayonaisse
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 clove garlic – grated
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk together the Spicy Mayo Dressing in the bottom of a large bowl: rice vinegar through sesame oil.
- Add both types of cabbage and carrots to the bowl and toss to coat with the dressing. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss in the scallions before serving.
16 thoughts on “Spicy Asian Coleslaw”
This looks just like what I am looking for in a coleslaw! Would you say that this is better made day of, or the day before? I need to make coleslaw for gathering of 40-50 people and I could make day before, or prep the day before and mix together just before guests arrive.
This is a great recipe that can be made ahead of time, especially if you’re preparing food for a lot of people!
This is so up my alley. Can’t wait to try it!
Aww thank you lady!
fun spin on the classic coleslaw. yum!
This cole slaw is gorgeous! I’ll eat sriracha in anything, but have never had it in slaw. Will fix that with your recipe!
Let me know what you think!
Personally I was grateful to see a recipe for something Asian and spicy that didn’t include the overexposed and over-rated Sriracha.
This looks terrific, love the dressing recipe
Thank you Lauren!
That veggies look delicious – great photo!
Thank you so much Megan!
Looks like a perfect side dish to any summer bbq or potluck!
Thank you so much!
This sounds like the perfect, light summer side!
It really is!