Easy Asian Slaw

 

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Easy Asian Slaw

Easy Asian Slaw

This recipe is very versatile. I have made it many times, but it has never been the same twice! Variations can depend on what you have on hand. Here is the base recipe, with some of the many options you can use to adjust to your preferences:

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup nut butter (I use peanut or cashew)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp chopped or shredded ginger root (or 1 tsp ground)
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1-2 tbsp liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, honey)
  • 1 tsp red chili paste or sriracha for spice
  • Water as needed for desired consistency or thinning out nut butter)
  • Optional: 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Base slaw:

  • ~4 to 8 cups Shredded cabbage or coleslaw (any type or color; I think the easiest is using the bagged shredded coleslaw, I used 2 eight oz sized bags for this particular time, and it had broccoli and carrots added)
  • ½ to 1 cup Shelled edamame (I use frozen; feel free to try other beans or sprouted lentils)
  • ½ to 1 cup Whole kernel corn (I use frozen)
  • 1 cup Shredded carrots (or use coleslaw with carrots in it already)
  • 1 Bell pepper chopped (I prefer red for sweetness)

Optional add-ins:

  • Red onion
  • Leafy greens (spinach or kale) chopped or torn
  • Nuts or seeds to top, for added crunch (here I used shelled sunflower seeds, but can use peanuts, almonds, cashews, pepitas, etc.)
  • Herbs: chopped cilantro and/or green onions
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Easy Asian Slaw

 

Directions:

For slaw, place base slaw ingredients in large bowl and mix together. Add in the optional add-ins as desired.

 

For dressing, place the nut butter with a tbsp or two of water in a medium sized microwave safe bowl in the microwave for about 20 seconds to thin it out and make it easier to mix. Add the other dressing ingredients to the nut butter/water mix, and whisk together to achieve desired dressing consistency (feel free to adjust ingredients to taste). Pour the dressing on top of the slaw and toss/mix all together. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Easy Asian Slaw

 

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