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Asian Coleslaw Salad - Crunchy & Easy! (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan Option)

This Whole30 and Paleo Asian Coleslaw is a delicious and refreshing side dish to any meal that's packed with all the healthy veggies. You'll love the crunchy addition of toasted cashews as well!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian cabbage slaw, asian slaw salad, easy vegan coleslaw, paleo asian coleslaw, paleo coleslaw, sesame dressing, sesame ginger dressing, vegan asian coleslaw, whole30 asian coleslaw, whole30 coleslaw
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Jean Choi


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot shredded or grated
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt to taste



  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the cashews to the skillet and toast stirring for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown and fragrant.
  • Remove from heat and let the cashews cool, then chop roughly into smaller pieces. 
  • Quarter the cabbage. Remove the core and thinly slice each quarter crosswise. 
  • Combine cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, onion, green onions, and cashews in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. 
  • Pour over the vegetables and mix together well until everything is coated in the dressing. Make sure to squeeze the cabbage a bit to wilt while mixing.
  • Taste and add salt, if needed.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds right before serving. 



Serving: 1serving - makes 8 | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1415IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg