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Asian Cabbage Slaw
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Asian Cabbage Slaw with Chicken and Roasted Cashews. Paleo. Soy Free.

Course: Salads
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian cabbage salad recipe, cabbage salad, easy cabbage recipes, how to make asian chicken salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 3 votes
For The Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos or gluten free Tamari
  • 3 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 dash fish sauce
  • 1 1" piece gingerroot peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For The Salad:
  • 12 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 3 large scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 12 large basil leaves chiffonade cut
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces OR 1 3/4 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted cashews slightly crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Begin by mixing together coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, Sriracha, lime juice, fish sauce, grated ginger root and kosher salt. Whisk or shake until well combined and set aside until ready to use.
  2. I recommend slicing the cabbage into thin strips by hand and avoiding the food processor for this one as it will shred the cabbage into pieces that are just too small and won't stand up to the dressing over time. Alternately, you can buy pre-shredded cabbage at most grocery stores. 

  3. Thinly slice scallions (both white and dark parts).

  4. Finely chop cilantro and measure 1/3 cup. Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll. Thinly slice into ribbons or "chiffonade".

  5. Toss cabbage, shredded carrots, scallions, cilantro, basil and cooked chicken pieces in a large bowl.

  6. Pour in dressing and toss until well mixed.

  7. Add in slightly crushed dry roasted cashews and sesame seeds, toss and refrigerate until ready to serve. This is usually best after a couple of hours when the cabbage softens and flavors meld a bit.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Cabbage Slaw
Amount Per Serving (0.16 finished dish)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 705mg31%
Potassium 581mg17%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3946IU79%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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