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4 from 2 votes

Easy Sesame Asian Slaw

This fresh and crunchy sesame Asian slaw is loaded with savoy cabbage, carrots, bell peppers and green onions and tossed in a tangy sesame dressing. It's a lighter alternative to cole slaw that is easy to prep.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 67kcal


  • 6 cups napa cabbage shredded and loosely packed; roughly ½ a head
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted

Sesame Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce note 1
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  • Shake together sesame dressing.
  • Toss all salad ingredients in the dressing.
  • Serve immediately.

To prep ahead

  • Veggies may be chopped up to 4 days ahead. Keep separate from dressing until just prior to serving.


1- swap soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos to make this gluten-free
  • swap the vegetables for bagged slaw (broccoli or cabbage slaw are both great)
  • add shredded chicken to make it a meal
  • swap the sesame vinaigrette for the peanut dressing in this crunchy rainbow Thai salad
  • add in edamame and cilantro


Serving: 1/6 of batch | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3265IU | Vitamin C: 73.3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.8mg