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An easy Asian Slaw salad with the most fantastic dressing! This is perfect as a side dish to any Asian meal, with grilled meats or seafood, or on tacos.

Yesterday we shared a terrific recipe for a Vietnamese dipping sauce that is so versatile, it’s the perfect dressing for this Easy Asian Slaw!  This recipe couldn’t be any simpler – and the flavors are fresh and fantastic!

Our Asian slaw is a mixture of shredded Napa cabbage and carrots, plus sliced scallions and cilantro that has been tossed with our Vietnamese dipping sauce.  (I told you it was easy!)  We like using finely shredded Napa cabbage in this Asian slaw because it has a lighter texture and flavor than many other types of cabbage.

An easy Asian Slaw salad with the most fantastic dressing! This is perfect as a side dish to any Asian meal, with grilled meats or seafood, or on tacos.

The dipping sauce used as a dressing in this slaw adds the perfect amount of flavor – a little sweet and sour, with a hint of perfect, zesty heat!  Feel free to add more of your own favorite ingredients to this Asian slaw – sliced peppers, toasted sesame seeds, cashews or peanuts – even chopped fruit such as mango or pineapple would be delicious!  This Asian slaw is perfect as a side dish to grilled meats or seafood, or even added to tacos!

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Easy Asian Slaw - A Family Feast

Easy Asian Slaw

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 cups finely shredded Napa cabbage
  • ½ cup scallions sliced on the bias (tops and bottoms)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves left whole
  • ½ cup Vietnamese dipping sauce, see recipe here


  1. In a medium bowl, mix cabbage, scallions, carrots and cilantro.
  2. Add dipping sauce and toss.
  3. Serve immediately.


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  • Trish – Mom On Timeout wrote:

    This slaw looks delicious Martha! So fresh and vibrant! Pinned and shared on FB 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Trish!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl wrote:

    Great recipe, in love with all the freshness happening here!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Pamela!

  • Librarian Lavender wrote:

    This looks really good! The perfect lunch, I can’t wait to try the recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you!

  • Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen wrote:

    My husband and daughter are enamored by Asian slaw, they love to take it for lunch. We’ve been trying all sorts of recipes. This looks amazing! Love the tip about adding peanuts for a little crunch, we’ll try that too.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Sherri! I hope you like the recipe (the dipping sauce we used for the dressing is really the star ingredient!)

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