Sesame Asian Coleslaw

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Sesame Asian Coleslaw in a bowl!  It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

This Super Sidekick Sesame Asian Coleslaw creamy, crunchy, tangy, sweet, and savory, all wrapped up into one unbelievable bite!  It’s definitely my go-to slaw to go on top of, on the side of, and inside so many foods (scroll down for ideas)!  First, you get crunchy textures from the cabbage and carrots, which both hold up so well to dressings over time.  Then you get saltiness from the soy sauce and a slight bite from the scallions.  Subtle nuttiness shines through from the Sesame Oil and Seeds.   Finally, the creaminess comes from just a touch of mayonnaise.  Make a ton because you will want leftovers!

Sesame Asian Coleslaw in a bowl! It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

SESAME ASIAN COLESLAW IS A SUPER SIDEKICK!

This amazing Sesame Coleslaw is truly a Super Sidekick! Not only is it great as a side dish, but it’s a great condiment or main dish! Make it again and add it on top of a burger or grilled cheese or chicken sandwich! Or mix into a Chicken salad, topped on top of a greens salad, or on top of a tomato soup!

You know what else is a terrific sidekick?  Homemade Ketchup!  Oh, and is there anything that Bacon Mac and Cheese would go great with??!!  

Sesame Asian Coleslaw in a bowl! It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR SESAME ASIAN COLESLAW

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (Full recipe below!) 

You guessed it, this entire Asian Coleslaw recipe can be made ahead!  I cut my own cabbage and shredded carrots in this recipe.  But, you can make it even easier by using the coleslaw mix already shredded and ready to go at the store!  It is also extremely forgiving, you can go a little more or less on most of the ingredients depending on your tastes.

If you do want to just prep the ingredients, here are the prep ahead steps you can do up to 4 days ahead (assuming an additional 2 days after mixing the slaw).

Cabbage

I used regular green cabbage because it firmer and holds up better to the dressing over time.  You could Nappa cabbage too if that’s all you have.  It just may not hold up for more than a day.

Cut the cabbage very thinly.  You could use a food processor as well for this, but I like cutting it myself.  To do this, cut it into large chunks or slices so it is more manageable.  Then slice very thin and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Knife slicing cabbage thin for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Thinly sliced cabbage thin for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Other Ingredients

Shred the carrots using the large side of a grater.  Or use your food processor.  Thinly slice the scallions.  Place both in the same bowl with the cabbage.

Shredding carrot on a grater for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Shredding carrot on a grater for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Shredded carrots and cabbage for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

For the sesame seeds, you can use white or black, either are great!  I like the black because the color pops more. TIP: Store your sesame seeds in the freezer so they last for months!  The oils in seeds can make them spoil if you leave them in the pantry. Click here to get lots more Freezer Hacks to make easy dinners!

Place sesame seeds in a preheated pan on low heat and stir constantly for a minute until slightly fragrant.

You can also make the dressing ahead: mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and salt and pepper.

Dressing ingredients in bowl for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Asian Dressing with whisk in bowl for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Asian Dressing in bowl for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

ASSEMBLE YOUR ASIAN COLESLAW

Mix the cabbage, carrots, scallions, and dressing.

Pouring asian Dressing over carrots and cabbage in bowl for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.  Enjoy!

Sesame Asian Coleslaw in a bowl! It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

One thing more, feel free to add purple cabbage too!

Sesame Asian Coleslaw in a bowl! It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!
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Super Sidekick Sesame Asian Coleslaw

This Sesame Asian Coleslaw is creamy, crunchy, tangy, sweet, and savory, all wrapped up into one unbelievable bite!  You get crunchy textures from the cabbage and carrots, saltiness from the soy sauce and a slight bite from the scallions.  Subtle nuttiness shines through from the Sesame Oil and Seeds and creaminess comes from just a touch of mayonnaise.  Goes with EVERYTHING! #coleslaw #picnicfoods #grillingrecipes #saladrecipes #coleslawrecipes

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword coleslaw, sesame dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 197 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 carrots, medium
  • 2 scallions sliced

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Cut the cabbage very thinly.  You could use a food processor as well for this, but I like cutting it myself.  To do this, cut it into large chunks or slices so it is more manageable.  Then slice very thin and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

    Knife slicing cabbage thin for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!
  2. Shred the carrots using the large side of a grater.  Or use your food processor.  Thinly slice the scallions. Place both in the same bowl with the cabbage.

    Shredding carrot on a grater for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!
  3. Place sesame seeds in a pre-heated pan on low heat and stir constantly for a minute until slightly fragrant
  4. In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, sesame oil, Soy sauce, mayonnaise, honey, pepper

    Asian Dressing with whisk in bowl for Asian Coleslaw. It has cabbage, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds in a creamy dressing with mayonnaise. vinegar, soy sauce, and Sesame Oil.  It really is a sidekick that can go with anything!

Assemble

  1. In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots, and scallions. Toss with dressing to coat evenly. Top with toasted sesame seeds

2 thoughts on “Sesame Asian Coleslaw

  1. 5 stars
    Carrie – I love ALL the ingredients in this Asian Salad. The flavor must be fantastic when everything is put together. What a GREAT side dish for the upcoming weekend.

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