After I came up with Thai-ish Coleslaw and eventually began telling people about it, I’m embarrassed to admit I called it “Asian Coleslaw.”
I have visited Asia more than any other continent, so some of the richness and delicious diversity of flavors have been unveiled. To cavalierly bundle that cornucopia into one pot is short sighted at best; at worst, thin and acrid.
Living in a nation, during an era when white males are purported to be the top Mexican and Southern/Soul Food chefs, the import of authenticity, a meticulous layering of factual, historical evidence, as painstaking as the process may be, is critical and vital. Thai and African American people share an affinity for hot peppers and peanuts. As of late, African Americans and Asian Americans in general have increasingly been the target of hate crimes in this country. The recipe for Thai-ish Coleslaw is as follows:
3 Cups Cabbage finely shredded (Red is healthiest but any color will do)
2 T Organic Green Onion
1/2 Cup Organic Cucumber (Peeled if the skin is bitter, otherwise no)
1 T Fresh Organic Thai Basil
1 T Organic Fish Sauce
1 T Organic Tamari Sauce
1 T Fresh Lime Juice or Organic Rice Wine Vinegar
1 t Organic Sesame Oil
1/2 Organic Ginger Root Grated
Finely chop the green onion and julienne the cucumber. Chiffonade the basil and toss everything together. Or you may dress individual salads just prior to serving so that the slaw remains crispier. Garnish with peanuts or cashews and sesame sticks. You can also add organic celery to the Thai-ish Coleslaw for an even crunchier texture. Serve with Spring Rolls with Picante Sauce for an amazing experience.
16 thoughts on “Thai-ish Coleslaw”
I loved EVERYthing about this Thai-ish Coleslaw! I could drink the dressing on its own, it was so good.
The dressing is addicting – thank you Marta!
This coleslaw was so easy to make and we loved the flavors! So good!
The flavors are amazing – thanks Chenee!
I love love love a fresh take on coleslaw! Thank you for sharing this incredible recipe! It will be a staple in my kitchen for years to come.
Your’e so welcome Shani!
Love this recipe!! We used a vegan fish sauce and turn out great. Wonderful blend of flavors.
Tamari is perfect for vegans too – thanks Nija!
This was delicious and so easy and refreshing. A welcome light side after all of the holiday fare. Loved this recipe!
Perfect detox salad before the heavy-eating during the holidays. Thank you Jessica!
I’m not generally a cole slaw fan but this Thai inspired version may have converted me. I was looking for something light to incorporate into my meal prep after the holidays and loved the flavors in it!
I don’t generally like what passes for coleslaw either which is why I came up with my savory salads. So glad you enjoyed mine Jazz.