A green rectangular plate, heaped with Asian slaw.
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5 from 10 votes

Asian Coleslaw

This no-mayo Asian Slaw will become a frequent favourite: a delicious healthy take on the classic salad, with flavours of soy sauce and sesame and lots of crunch from the different vegetables.
Serve as a side, or as a healthy lighter alternative to rice or noodles with a takeaway. Vegan, Gluten Free
Servings: 4 people
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins


For the Salad

  • 1/4 hispi cabbage - (or other cabbage)
  • 1 head pak choi (bok choy)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 chilli - (sliced and de-seeded)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 bunch leafy coriander - (according to taste)

For the dressing

  • 1 dsp sesame oil - (or olive oil)
  • 1 dsp tamari - (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup - (or honey)
  • 1 cm ginger root - (finely grated)
  • 1 lime - (juiced)
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds


  • Finely shred the cabbage, pak choi and coriander (including the stalks). Peel and grate the carrot.
  • Slice the chili lengthways and de-seed. Finely slice the chilli and spring onion.
  • Measure out and mix the dressing ingredients (aside from the sesame seeds) and whisk together.
  • Add the dressing and chopped ingredients to a salad bowl and massage in with your hands. 
  • Serve topped with the sesame seeds and a few extra coriander leaves.


  • Keep fresh ginger in a tub in the freezer and grate it from frozen.
  • When juicing citrus fruit, roll them on the worktop under the heel of your hand for a few seconds – you will extract FAR more juice.
  • Tamari is gluten free whereas regular soy sauce contains wheat. Use which you prefer.
  • Use either maple syrup (vegan) or honey in the dressing.
  • I used a mix of red & green chillies, and white & black sesame seeds purely to make this salad look more attractive. Again, use what you have.
  • Pak and bok choi are the same thing. You can also make this Asian slaw with regular cabbage, Chinese broccoli or other leafy greens.
Nutritional Information: 
  • This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12695IU | Vitamin C: 129.6mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten Free, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Asian Slaw