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A wooden bowl packed with an Asian Cabbage Salad and a jar of asian cabbage salad dressing.
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Addictive Asian Cabbage Salad

This easy asian cabbage slaw is absolutely addictive! The perfect recipe to serve alongside grilled meats, but also a great meal prep option. The magic of this salad is the sweet-spicy-sour-salty dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 143kcal


  • 6 cups cabbage roughly 1/2 head
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup almonds toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted

Asian Cabbage Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar plain (if using seasoned, omit honey & salt)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or sub date syrupe
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons sriracha or other chili sauceAfter chopping the veggies, add the cabbage, carrots, and mandarin oranges to a bowl or storage container.


  • After chopping the veggies, add the cabbage, carrots, and mandarin oranges to a bowl or storage container.
  • Add all the dressing ingredients together in a jar, and shake well until the honey is combined.
  • Pour about ½-3/4 of the dressing over the cabbage mixture, and put in the fridge until ready to serve. You can also serve it immediately.
  • Keep the romaine and red bell peppers stored separately until right before serving.
  • Toast the sliced almonds and sesame seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the nuts are lightly browned. Be careful not to burn (I've done that many times!).
  • Mix the romaine and peppers with the cabbage mixture, and top with almonds and sesame seeds, right before serving.
  • Add more dressing if desired, or serve the extra dressing on the side.



Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4050IU | Vitamin C: 48.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.1mg