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The Best Asian Slaw with Cashews

This Best Asian slaw with Cashews is similar to a regular coleslaw but the dressing is generally infused with sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar…etc. based dressing.

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Asian slaw is a very popular salad( usually served as a side salad) that always includes chopped raw cabbage and sometimes other shredded vegetables. The name slaw is shorthand for coleslaw.

This Best Asian Slaw with Cashews is a great way to eat your colors, so fresh, crunchy, and appetizing! It’s delicious and healthy!

Asian Slaw

The vegetables in Asian slaw are basically like traditional Coleslaw, green/purple cabbages, carrots…etc( you can also use Chinese cabbage) However, the salad dressing is divine, with sweet, nutty, and savory flavors. A good salad dressing is really the key to a salad. Vegetable tosses in this Asian sesame dressing, topped with fresh herbs and toasted nuts even mixed with some soba or ramen noodles. This salad can be served as a side salad or quickly turned into a main meal( great for next day lunch box.) Indeed one of my all-time favorites!

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P.S.: Make a large amount, use some as a side salad, then turn it into an Asian noodle salad for main meals! It will last for a few days in the fridge.

For the salad dressing, made from scratch might sound like extra work. That’s why I always recommend using a powerful blender to do the job, save your time and energy! (dump all in and then whizz up, job done in under a minute!)

ingredients in Asian Slaw with cashews

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  • Coleslaw Mix: Here I use shredded green, purple cabbage, and carrot, I like to keep things simple. You can buy store-bought coleslaw mix or make your own.
  • Roasted Cashew Nuts– Raw cashew nuts toast in an oven at 180 degree for 10 minutes. You can use peanuts if you like. Nuts add crunchiness to the salad!
  • Cilantro and Spring Onion– fresh herbs give this salad a terrific taste!

Ingredients for Asian Slaw dressing

It looks like there are a lot of ingredients, but don’t worry! I promise you the result would be totally worth it! Dump them all into the blender and let the machine do the work! l always make the triple amount of this dressing, it will last for a week or two in the fridge when anytime you need a speedy salad.

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  • Rice vinegar
  • Peanut Butter– smooth or crunchy up to you.
  • Olive Oil– or any neutral-flavored oil such as avocado oil…etc.
  • Ginger– fresh ginger only
  • Garlic– fresh garlic only
  • Sesame Oil– black or white sesame oil both are ok. Black sesame oil has a stronger flavor.
  • Light Soy Sauce– Pick a good brand of light soy sauce( L.K.K., Pearl River Bridge, Ayam…)or gluten-free soy sauce. I haven’t found a Tamari I like, if you have any sugestions, please let me know, highly appreciated:))
  • Salt– taste if needed more

How to make the best Asian Slaw

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  1. Add shredded greens, purple cabbage and carrot into a large mixing bowl along with chopped coriander, spring onion, and roasted cashew nuts.
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2. Add Rice vinegar, maple syrup, peanut butter, olive oil, peeled ginger, peeled garlic, sesame oil, light soy sauce, and salt into the blender, whizz up until there are no lumps.

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3. Pour the salad dressing into the mixing bowl, then mix them well.

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4. Garnish with more fresh herbs and roasted nuts. Serve up!

Note: It will taste better after leaving it in the fridge for an hour!

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The Best Asian Slaw with Cashews

This Best Asian Slaw with Cashews is a great way to eat your colors, so fresh, crunchy, and appetizing! It’s delicious and healthy!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: SHU-CHUN

Equipment

  • A powerful blender

Ingredients

  • 80 g Shredded Green Cabbage
  • 80 g Shredded Purple Cabbage
  • 80 g Shredded Carrot
  • 15 g Chopped Coriander( Cilantro)
  • 20 g Chopped Spring Onion

For the salad dressing

Instructions

  • Add shredded green, purple cabbage and carrot into a large mixing bowl along with chopped coriander, spring onion and roasted cashew nuts.
  • Add Rice vinegar, maple syrup, peanut butter, olive oil, peeled ginger, peeled garlic, sesame oil, light soy sauce, and salt into the blender, whizz up until there are no lumps.
  • Pour the salad dressing into the mixing bowl, then mix them well.
  • Garnish with more fresh herbs and roasted nuts. Serve up!

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