Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe

This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe -- This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.Oh, and it’s just so pretty!

This is the slaw I whipped up for my husband’s birthday, to go with the Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs.  It was a perfect combination of flavors and textures.  Perfect, I tell you!   Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe -- This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.When I said “whipped up,” I meant it.  Here’s the deal, you can seriously throw this together a few minutes before your main course is ready — or, you can even put it together a day ahead of time, because the longer it marinates, the better!

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe
 
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This is delicious if you serve it immediately, but you can also let it sit in the dressing to soften the vegetables and intensify the flavors. If desired, let it marinate for at least an hour and up to overnight.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the dressing
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 1½ teaspoons chili paste (I like Sambal Oelek)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger pulp
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
For the slaw
  • 4 cups finely sliced green cabbage, washed and dried
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced red bell pepper, washed and dried
  • ⅓ cup finely sliced red onion
  • approximately 3 dozen finely chopped medium-sized basil leaves, washed and dried
Instructions
For the dressing
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar with the lemon juice, sugar, garlic, chili paste and ginger. Once it's blended, gradually whisk in the oil. Set aside.
For the slaw
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cabbage, peppers, onion and basil.
Assembly
  1. Drizzle the slaw with the dressing and serve!

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Comments

  1. DIANA MILLER says

    SCRUMPTIOUS & SO REFRESHING!THANKS FOR SHARING!I made it with napa cabbage that I soaked in cold water and ice cubes and spin dried, so crunchy could have put a touch more sambal olek , my son wants the recipe — he says its a keeper , Diana from Toronto

  2. says

    Oh this is fantastic – I’m always trying to come up with new slaw ideas, especially non-creamy ones and this looks perfect. I love sambal oelek too 🙂

  3. says

    Nice bright flavors and colors! And I love anything with sambal oelek. Bring that I can’t eat sriracha, this chile paste is perfect for me!

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