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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 Slaw Recipe with Basil

Valentina K. Wein
Spicy Asian Slaw Recipe with Basil is quick and easy to make and is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh Asian flavors. This sweet and spicy coleslaw is perfect for a side, first course or vegan entrée salad.
*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 4 hours.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 143 kcal


For the dressing

For the slaw

  • 4 cups green cabbage, washed and dried, finely sliced
  • cups red bell pepper, washed and dried, thinly sliced
  • cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • about 3 dozen medium-sized basil leaves, washed and dried, finely chopped


For the dressing

  • 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

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cabbage, peppers, onion and basil.


  • Drizzle the slaw with the dressing and serve!
Keywords summer picnics, pretty salads, Asian side dishes
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