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Sesame Ginger Slaw

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Sesame Ginger Slaw is a refreshing Asian-inspired salad with a sweet sesame ginger dressing. Serve it with your favorite main dish for a vibrant delicious side.

sesame ginger slaw in a bowl

Sesame Ginger Slaw is the perfect accompaniment to many dishes like Honey Ginger Chicken or Baked Chicken Egg Rolls. It’s also a stand-alone healthy lunch salad. The sesame ginger dressing is the star of this slaw. It is a little sweet with a bit of zip from the ginger. And the vibrant colors make it even more appetizing.

What’s you will need to make Sesame Ginger Slaw

dressing ingredients in a food processor before processing

Red cabbage
Red bell pepper
Shredded carrots
Scallions
Cilantro leaves
Seasoned rice vinegar
GingerGarlic
Sesame oil
Sesame seeds
Avocado oil
White sugar-
Use honey or sugar substitute instead of sugar if desired. Begin with a lesser amount and add more to taste.
Soy sauce
Food processor
Small jar with lid

This salad is as healthy as it is beautiful. The dressing is what makes it delicious. Using grated ginger and garlic keeps the slaw fresh. The added sweetness helps to brighten the savoriness of the sesame oil and herbiness of the veggies nicely.

How to make sesame ginger dressing

dressing ingredients in a food processor after processing

Make the dressing by adding grated ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and another neutral oil to a food processor. Bring until the garlic and ginger are fully incorporated.

adding sesame seeds to the dressing

Pour the contents into a jar and add the scallion and sesame seeds. Place the lid and shake. Season with salt to taste.

Tip: Alternately, start with the ginger and garlic already grated to eliminate the need for the food processor. Simply place the ingredients in the jar, place the lid and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.

How to pull the slaw together

sesame ginger dressing poured over salad

To a large bowl, add the cabbage, carrot, red peppers, and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the veggies and toss well. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Recipes to serve with sesame ginger slaw

sesame ginger slaw closeup

Serve this awesome slaw with Buttermilk Bang Bang Shrimp and Cilantro Lime Rice.

sesame ginger slaw in a bowl
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Sesame Ginger Slaw

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Sesame Ginger Slaw is a refreshing Asian-inspired salad with a sweet sesame ginger dressing. Serve it with your favorite main dish for a vibrant delicious side.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 c red cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 large red pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 c carrots finely shredded
  • 1/2 c cilantro leaves

Dressing

  • 5 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 whole scallions thinly sliced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by adding grated ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and another neutral oil to a food processor. Bring until the garlic and ginger are fully incorporated. Pour the contents into a jar and add the scallion and sesame seeds. Place the lid and shake. Season with salt to taste.
  • To a large bowl, add the cabbage, carrot, red peppers, and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the veggies and toss well. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Notes

Alternately, start with the ginger and garlic already grated to eliminate the need for the food processor. Simply place the ingredients in the jar, place the lid and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: asian salad
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Ty

***This recipe was updated on 6/5/2020. It was originally posted 3/21/2018.***

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