Low Carb Asian Slaw
Low Carb Asian Slaw
Simple to make but delicious Low Carb Asian Slaw Salad is a gluten free, sugar free dish that is really versatile. The combination of ginger, garlic, coriander, mint and a hint of chili goes really well with the crunchy slaw salad base. By omitting the nuts and using pumpkin or sunflower seeds, the recipe can be nut free as well.
Low Carb Aisan Slaw will easily last 5 days in the fridge but ensure you add the dressing to the slaw as the vinegar actually helps to preserve it. While the recipe makes quite a generous amount, any left overs are perfect to use for easy and on the go meals to take to work or school.
Feel free to adjust the spices and condiments in this dressing to your own taste, especially the chili and ginger. Sesame seeds would also go well with the flavor of this salad so would be great sprinkled on top of the slaw. Feel free to switch out the peanutsfor your preferred nut or seeds. For a hint of Thai, try adding blanched green beans and cucumber to the salad. The Thai version goes particularly well with this recipe for Thai Chicken Satay Sticks.
Shirataki or Konjac Noodle Variation
Add some shirataki or konjac noodles to this dish as a low carb noodle option. Simply cook one or two packets of noodles as per instructions on the packet. Rinse and allow to cool before tossing thorough the salad. This is a really lovely way to serve this dish. Another delicious low carb dish a little similar to this one with noodles is Low Carb Asian slaw with Konjac Noodles.
Carb It Up
The other fabulous thing about this dish is that you can easily ‘carb it up’ for people who aren’t watching their carbs by serving portions with rice vermicelli. Just soak the vermicelli for about 5 minutes in boiling water, rinse till cool in cold water and drain well before mixing through the salad. This makes this dish a really versatile family dinner for when you are catering for individuals with different dietary requirements. Try adding some diced cooked chicken to up the protein and make it a more substantial meal.
Tips On Buying Tamari, Fish Sauce and Rice Wine Vinegar
A couple of tips for when you buy fish sauce, tamari and rice wine vinegar. Make sure you check the carb content on the bottle. Try sourcing them from a local Asian store and there is a huge variety to choose from all with varying amounts of carbs in them. It’s truly amazing how much difference there can be in the one product. Carbs in these products are generally added sugars which just aren’t necessary. Both fish sauce and rice wine vinegar can have added sugars that can vary a lot in amount, depending on the brand. Make sure you check labels!
Tamari is a good healthy soy sauce like choice. Some Tamari is gluten free as are some of the mushroom soy sauces. If the Tamari you have purchased has gluten in it, it is probably not the genuine Japanese product but a Chinese made version that is authentic. Please check the ingredients of these products to confirm whether they are gluten free before you buy them, particularly if gluten is an issue for you.
More Delicious Low Carb Salad Recipes
Looking for some other delicious salads, you might want to check out these other recipes. There are many other fabulous salad recipes as well on the blog. Try doing a search for salads in the search bar on this site to see all of the recipes.
Low Carb Chicken Satay Skewers
Low Carb Asian Slaw with Chicken
Low Carb Caesar Salad
Asian Slaw with Konjac Noodle SaladAsian Beef Zoodle Salad
Low Carb Mexican Salad Bowl
Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
Low Carb Lamb, Haloumi and Roasted Pumpkin Salad
I hope you enjoy this lovely salad
- 400 grams red cabbage finely sliced
- 400 grams cabbage finely sliced cabbage
- 1 small red onion finely chopped
- 1 large red pepper/capsicum finely sliced
- 3 spring onions finely chopped reserve a little for garnish
- 1 bunch coriander roughly chopped reserve a little for garnish
- ½ cup chopped mint
- ½ cup unsalted peanuts roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon red chilli paste or to taste
Asian Slaw Dressing
- 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Tamari fish sauce or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil- EVOO
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- ½ teaspoon garlic minced
- ½-1 teaspoon red chilli minced to taste
- ½-1 tablespoon stevia blend I like to use this one
- A generous squeeze of lime juice
- Salt to taste
- Combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine all of the slaw dressing ingredients together and mix well ensuring the sweetener has dissolved properly.
- Pour the dressing over the slaw mix and stir until ingredients are well combined
- Serve the slaw garnished with peanuts, some chopped spring onions, chopped coriander and additional chopped red chilli if desired.