Asian Red Cabbage Slaw


This Asian Red Cabbage Slaw stands out with its brilliant purple hue and is accented with shredded carrots, sliced green onion, cilantro, and the subtle flare of diced poblano and jalapeño peppers. Chop some roasted cashews for that little extra sumpin’ sumpin’!

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw Ingredients

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw DressingDressing

The dressing starts with vegetable oil then blends in usual suspects often seen in Asian cuisine: rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and (love, love, love) freshly grated ginger. Six ingredients and a cinch to make! Remember, you can freeze those knuckley ginger roots when only using a portion. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the thin, outer barky layer. They actually grate more easily when frozen!

This Asian slaw is a great side dish year round, and goes especially well with our Slow-Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Tenderloin. I hope you enjoy!!

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw Served

* Recipe adapted from several sources.

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw - Give it Some Thyme
Asian Red Cabbage Slaw
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This Asian Red Cabbage Slaw has the flavor to match its beauty, dressed in rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and fresh ginger.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Author: Kim Peterson
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (about ¾ cup)
  • 2 carrots, shredded (about ½ cup)
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • ¼ cup roasted cashews, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. (Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.)
  1. In a large bowl, toss together first 7 ingredients. Mix in dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with additional chopped cashews and cilantro, if desired.


Asian Red Cabbage Slaw - Give it Some Thyme


  1. The Slaw was delish!! I didn’t add the jalapenos…not because I didn’t want the heat… just didn’t have them in the house! Will definitely do next time. I will add this one to my list of “go-to’s”.

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