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The Best Asian Slaw with Cashews

Last Updated on October 6, 2023

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

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Oriental Coleslaw- Asian Slaw

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!

The vegetables in Asian slaw are basically like traditional Coleslaw, green/purple cabbages, carrots…(You can also use Chinese cabbage) However, the salad dressing is divine, with sweet, nutty, and savory flavors.

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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.

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!

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!)

Asian Slaw Recipe

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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.
  • Cashew Nuts – Raw cashew nuts toast in an oven at 180 degrees 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!

Asian Slaw dressing

It looks like there are a lot of ingredients, but don’t worry! I promise you the result will 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 as it will last for a week or two in the fridge anytime you need a speedy salad.

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  • Rice vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • 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.
  • 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, and 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!

Hope you enjoy this Asian Coleslaw!

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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 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: SHU-CHUN

Equipment

  • A powerful blender

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Shredded Green Cabbage 80g
  • 3 oz Shredded Purple Cabbage 80g
  • 3 oz Shredded Carrot 80g
  • ¼ cup Chopped Coriander( Cilantro)
  • ¼ cup Chopped Spring Onion
  • ½ cup Cashew Nuts toasted

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 toasted nuts. Serve up!

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