Asian Inspired Coleslaw

February 28, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

In my fridge I had a head of green cabbage, apples, a nub of ginger, and three carrots and didn't feel like going to the market to get anything else. I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshing results. —MamaIntheKitchen

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 Medium Green Cabbage
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 large or 2 small Apples- Granny Smith or Jonah Gold
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger root
  • 3-4 tablespoons Rice wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Seasame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Light Soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional 1 tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
  1. Slice Cabbage into thin 1/8" strips and put into large bowl.
  2. Shred/ grate Carrots with coarse side of box grater. Add to bowl with Cabbage.
  3. Peel and core Apple and cut into matchsticks. Add to bowl with Cabbage and Carrots. Put aside
  4. Peel Ginger root and grate with medium side of box grater and put in small bowl or cup. Add 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and light soy sauce.
  5. Pour liquid over cabbage mixture and toss all ingredients together so well coated. Let sit for 15-30 minuted before serving so cabbage absorbs vinegar. Add additional tablespoon of vinegar if desired.
  6. Great refreshing side for Pork buns or dumplings.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Stubor
  • Jocelynl
  • MamaIntheKitchen
  • eternalgradstudent

4 Reviews

Stubor February 18, 2013
I think I will substitute some broccoli and bell pepper for the apple and a Tbsp. of honey; wish me luck.
Jocelynl May 21, 2012
This is amazing! I added peanut butter to the dressing as well and it was fantastic. Also added some toasted black sesame seeds.
MamaIntheKitchen April 2, 2012
sounds like a great addition! Thanks for trying it.
eternalgradstudent March 24, 2012
This is really tasty - I love the apple in with the cabbage and carrot. I made a small addition by adding 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter to the dressing. We had this with terryaki burgers on the grilled with pineapple rings. Perfect side!!