Cookout Side Dish: Asian Slaw

This Asian slaw uses all the vegetables found in more traditional cole slaws, but sets itself apart from all the others at your Labor Day cookout with its vinaigrette dressing.
By Brady Evans

As much as I love summertime get togethers and cookouts, eating the same potluck dishes gets a little repetitive. This Asian slaw uses all the vegetables found in more traditional cole slaws, but sets itself apart from the crowd with its vinaigrette dressing. Also, the lack of mayonnaise makes it safe for it to sit out for hours.

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An Asian inspired side dish for cookouts
Recipe Type: side dish
Serves: 4
for the dressing
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons mirin, or white wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
for the salad
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 head cabbage, sliced into ribbons
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • cashews, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan add 2 tablespoons olive oil, ginger and garlic, lightly saute until lightly brown.
  2. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, and mirin.
  3. Saute for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. When cool whisk in olive oil, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.
  5. Combine dressing with all vegetables in a large bowl. Garnish with cashews and sesame seeds.

Brady Evans

Brady Evans

Brady Evans is a cook who specializes in stretching cooking boundaries towards a more healthy lifestyle. She loves making recipes with unexpected ingredients and share her passion for cooking through her very successful and mostly-vegetarian blog, Branny Boils Over.

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Originally Published: August 30, 2013

2 Responses to Cookout Side Dish: Asian Slaw

  1. Alisha Randell

    Alisha Randell Reply

    June 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Nice change for summer sides :)

  2. Michelle Winner Reply

    August 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Perfect for a Labor Day picnic! No more mayonnaise soaked coleslaw!

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