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Chinese Coleslaw Recipe

Chinese Coleslaw Recipe

We use this recipe a lot, especially in the summer. Everyone in the family enjoys it. It's great for barbecues, served with chicken and a little bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 5 cups coarsely chopped Chinese or napa cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • 1. Toss all vegetables and sesame seeds to combine. In small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving; toss again before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 138590
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Absolutely awesome salad! I added mandarins and ramen noodles, and doubled the dressing and cabbage. Sooooo yummy."

bleeding_rose User ID: 616293 157167
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"This was delicious. I was looking for something different to take to the lake, rather than the same old pasta or fruit salads, and this turned out to be a perfect, simple dish to share. I added ramen right before serving to add some extra crunch. Will certainly make this again."

adelle cerruti User ID: 826591 74848
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"The flavor was excellent. Two comments: 1. I would triple the cabbage and double the dressing. 2.Add the dressing when serving or it gets soggy. Also, replaced the water chesnuts with sliced toasted almonds. We have big eaters , and needed the extra cabbage. We will make this again!"

Gaylaann2 User ID: 5180830 138589
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I added a red pepper and romen noodles. The water chestnuts really did the trick...I have picky eaters and they really loved it."

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