Saturday, February 28, 2009

Colorful and Crunchy Asian Slaw

This is a salad that honestly pleases even the most ardent of non-salad lovers. It's crunchy, it's flavorful, it's full of color. All of the ingredients are in season through the winter, and readily available at the farmers market. Best of all, you can make it for a crowd for mere pennies - which is a good thing considering how fast it disappears! Trust me on this one - it's delicious.

Crunchy Asian Slaw
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 6 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup celery, small dice
  • 1/2 cup jicama, small dice
  • 12 ounces snap peas, chopped
  • 8 radishes, small dice
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (including green tops)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
Toss all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Top with dressing (recipe to follow).

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2+ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted Asian sesame oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1+ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Up to 1 cup mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients except mayonnaise; stir until sugar dissolves. Slowly whisk in mayonnaise until desired consistency. Pour over salad, mixing gently to coat.


  1. Looks like just what I've been looking for. Will try it for the big event this weekend.

  2. Came to know about you through left over queens place.
    You have a deliciousblog, i love the dessert section.

  3. THat slaw looks nice and crunchy and the dressing sounds tasty!