Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad |
Coleslaw mix can get a bad rep. Everyone associates it with coleslaw (of course), and I feel like you either like coleslaw or you don’t.

Do you like it?

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad |
Well, you don’t need another coleslaw recipe to bring to your neighborhood cook out, but using a coleslaw mix is very convenient.

Instead of having to buy cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots, not to mention all the chopping involved and the countless pieces that end up on your kitchen floor – coleslaw mix is the way to go.

And we’re going to reinvent the image of coleslaw mix, one salad at a time.

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad |
With our crunchy cabbage asian salad you’ll spend a lot less time chop, chop, chopping, and more time eating popsicles and donuts :-)

And spending time outside with your family.

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad |

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 6


  • 1 bag coleslaw mix (cabbage, carrots, and red cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 peppers, diced or julienned
  • 5-6 green onions, chopped
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanuts, chopped


  1. Dice the peppers, green onions, cilantro, and avocado.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, peppers, green onions, cilantro, and avocado.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients together, pour over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad |
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19 Responses to “Crunchy Cabbage Asian Salad”

  1. Janet — April 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I am all for the bagged coleslaw mix! Also broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s-YUM! We just had the broccoli slaw for dinner last night. I added in raisins and sesame seeds and used a light poppyseed dressing. Delish! Have a good day! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Yum! Your dinner sounds super tasty Janet!

  2. Roxy's Kitchen — April 28, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I actually like coleslaw and this looks awesome but I’m not a big fan of cilantro. I might try making it with some parsley instead :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      You don’t like cilantro?! Great idea to use parsley in its place Roxy!

  3. Diane | An Extraordinary Day — April 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I really like the idea of tweaking the bag!! And I’m always looking for a good homemade salad dressing….this sounds wonderful. Thanks so much Beth! And thanks for sharing your yummy creations with us a Project Inspire{d}!! Pinning!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Diane, I appreciate your kind comments!

  4. jamiesrecipes — April 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    What a fun shortcut. Coleslaw mix has much great flavor but I can get lost under that creamy dressing. I love this fresh approach to the slaw.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 30, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Yeah definitely no creamy dressing for us, something light and fresh!

  5. Amy | Club Narwhal — April 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I love coleslaw mix because it makes Asian salads like this so much easier! This looks so refreshing–love all these pretty colors :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      I see you just posted a beautiful salad, going to check it out!

  6. Carol — April 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    This sounds delicious, Beth! I might even consider adding chicken to make it a great summer meal!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 30, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Mmm! Love that idea Carol!

  7. mindfulshopper — May 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Beth!
    This looks great! I am craving this now! :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Hopefully you can feed your craving!

  8. mrsthreeinthree — May 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Beth!

    Thanks so much for linking up with me again, I really appreciate it! I featured your recipe this week, yay! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been making this week, so I hope you’ll stop by again!


  9. Julie — May 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Monday Party, Beth, your salad will be featured @ Redhead’s Kitchen this Wed.! Congrats!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you Julie!

  10. Alyssa Caruso Ivins — May 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    i made this a couple nights ago, topped with some maple soy salmon and it was DIVINE. def planning on making it again this summer!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it! Love hearing that Alyssa!

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