This is one of my favourite fast salad recipes and it really does take less than 60 seconds to make (well, after you assemble the ingredients that is). I even filmed a video to prove it! In honour of this recipe’s no-fuss attitude (can coleslaw have an attitude?), I will jump right in… after I quickly tell you why coleslaw is so good for you. Of course, regular mayo-laden coleslaw is definitely not good for you (to make it healthier – and vegan – sub in Vegenaise!). But the main ingredient of any coleslaw – the slaw itself – is packed full of nutritiousness in the form of raw, shredded cabbage.
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Being a cruciferous veggie just like broccoli and brussels sprouts, cabbage too is a cancer-fighting food. Cabbage in particular is good at preventing colon, prostate and bladder cancers. Cabbage also lowers cholesterol, is high in fibre and an excellent source of vitamins C and K. And – just so you know – red cabbage is even better for you than green cabbage, but the green stuff is no slouch either.
The coleslaw mix that I use (yes, I buy it in a bag… but I recycle the bag afterwards!) contains green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots. But you can certainly go out and buy a big old head of cabbage and chop it up yourself. That will likely take longer than 60 seconds though. Unless you want to lose a finger in the process.
And, on that note, here we go. 3… 2… 1… Begin! (Full recipe below. Note that the “dressing” is a simplified version of my Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette.)
Asian Coleslaw in Under 60 Seconds
Prep Time: 1 minute / Cook Time: 0 minutes / Total Time: 1 minute / Serves: Makes 1 serving.
Cuisine: Asian / Description: Easy Asian Coleslaw / Dietary Info: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Meat Free, Refined Sugar Free
A few handfuls of pre-prepared coleslaw mix or chopped cabbage
A dash of rice vinegar
A dash of garlic powder
A dash of ground ginger
A dash of sesame seeds
A dash of shaved almonds
1. Add all ingredients to a container with a lid. Shake. Serve. Yum!
As you can probably tell, this crunchy asian slaw recipe is VERY flexible. All the ingredients are to taste. And if it doesn’t taste right, add a little more of this or that. Can also be made into an easy asian slaw with ramen noodles and cooked tofu!
Posted on February 11, 2018
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