Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce! This side dish is a nice twist on traditional coleslaw.Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce!
Here’s a delicious recipe for Asian kale slaw. KALE is becoming known as the superfood of the garden!  This tasty salad features kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions, and almonds, tossed in a fantastic tasting Asian sauce.
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Using Up My Garden Kale

Yesterday I picked a “boatload” of kale in my backyard garden. It has survived the rain, ice and snow of this past winter and is still “kicking”.
That envelope of Kale seeds I bought for 99 cents last March has MORE than paid for itself this past year! Here’s the small amount of fresh kale I picked yesterday.

Raw kale from garden for Asian kale slaw, on dish towel drying.

So once again I found myself with fresh picked kale, looking for a new, creative way to enjoy this wonder-veggie, straight from our garden. I found this recipe for “coleslaw” (with an Asian twist) on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try.

I made Asian kale slaw yesterday afternoon (only took about 15 minutes prep) and served it with our dinner. My husband and I LOVED it! We had the slaw on the side with a chicken dinner, and it tasted wonderful!

The slaw on dinner plate, served with chicken and potatoes.

What Is IN Asian Kale Slaw?

The ingredients for the Asian kale slaw are chopped and sliced, and placed in a salad bowl. The slaw has grated carrots, kale, shredded purple cabbage, and sliced green onions. The simple Asian sauce that covers all the ingredients really makes this kale slaw shine!

The ingredients for the Asian kale slaw in large mixing bowl.

Making The Salad Dressing For Asian Kale Slaw Is EASY!

This Asian flavored slaw dressing is incredibly easy to mix up. The sauce will be used as the salad dressing for the Asian kale slaw.

There are several ingredients in the dressing, including lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, etc., which gives this salad it’s distinctive Asian flavor. The salad is tossed with the dressing, then refrigerated for 15-20 minutes, until chilled.

Salad dressing for salad is mixed in yellow bowl.

The finished Asian kale slaw is garnished with sliced almonds, sesame seeds and sea salt, and is served chilled. The flavor of the salad dressing coats the entire bowl of slaw with great flavor!

Kale slaw served with sliced almonds and sesame seeds as garnish.

Asian kale slaw is an amazingly wonderful, crunchy and delicious side salad I really hope you will enjoy. Even though my old photos aren’t the best quality, I hope you will still consider trying this delicious salad!

It’s also a great way to “eat your veggies” (as my Mom used to say to me and my sisters). Yum! Have a GREAT day!

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Asian Kale Slaw
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
30 mins

Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce!

Category: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian kale slaw
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 128 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For the slaw:
  • 1 bunch curly kale , shredded/cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 head red/purple cabbage , shredded
  • 3-4 medium carrots , shredded
  • 4 green onions , sliced thin (green and white parts)
For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds , lightly toasted (dry "toast" them in a skillet for a couple minutes)
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers , toasted (same method as sesame seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Using a knife, thinly slice/shred the kale leaves, removing/discarding the large, thick stems. **Don't use a food processor for this, as it will shred the kale too fine** Place sliced kale into salad bowl.

  2. Thinly slice/shred red cabbage and green onions. Add to kale in bowl. Grate carrots into bowl, using a hand/box grater.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Mix well to combine. Pour dressing over the shredded slaw. Toss slaw until coated; cover and refrigerate for at least 15-20 minutes. Once chilled, the slaw is ready to serve!

  4. When ready to serve, sprinkle the top of the slaw with toasted sesame seeds, almond slices and sea salt. Toss the salad again. SERVE AND ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

*Recipe can be easily halved for smaller amounts.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Kale Slaw
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 516mg22%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6090IU122%
Vitamin C 53.5mg65%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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