Loved this fresh new taste! I did not have the chili sauce and I left out the honey, but I added ground red pepper (hot) to the dressing and honey roasted peanuts to the slaw instead. I think I added more sesame oil to the dressing, because I love the taste. Had some frozen basil and some fresh cilantro--excellent addition to cabbages. This makes a huge batch--perfect for potlucks. If I had chow mein noodles, I think those would be a nice crunch too.
This is sooo flavorful and so easy to make. You can use a coleslaw mix from the grocery, but I like mixing it myself because I love napa cabbage and it's not included in a pre-mixed slaw mix. I like the idea of adding peanuts to the slaw and since I had plenty on hand - that's just what I did. This is great for a bbq or any family get-together. Made for ZWT9.
We loved this slaw! This was a refreshing change from my normal vinaigrette or yogurt sauce to avoid mayo. I might double the fresh herbs in the future. For ZWT9
Made as written, but I halved it. This was a great blend of flavors and very easy to put together. Unfortunately, we didn't get to it the night I made it and ended up eating it the next day and so the napa cabbage was a little limp, but it was still quite edible. I think in the future I would add a tad more chili sauce.
This made a huge bowl of colorful and delicious slaw, featuring a great variety of flavors and textures playing in every bite. Despite the name, we didn't find it overly spicy, but just zippy enough to accentuate each of those other flavor notes. The dominant flavor, if there was one, would be the sesame oil, which is great because we love it. I'd like to have some light crisp crackers with it, I think. Although Asian in itself, this isn't limited to an Asian event; we followed it up with pesto and Italian sausage on linguine. As another reviewer suggested, this would be a great potluck dish. Made for ZWT9.
Yes, this is the alternative to slaw. Who wants all that mayo when the weather is hot?<br/>Don't panic abut having all the ingredients. We left quite a few things out and it still turned out great- light and tasty and "more-ish". Thanks for a great recipe!
Made this for Fall PAC 2012 and DH and I enjoyed this. We both thought it could have used a little more honey or brown sugar instead (maybe my honey was old). I cut this in half and followed the instructions adding more sesame seeds to the top of the salad. Served with Lemon Rice Pilaf#287218 and Asian Sesame Salmon#459584. Thank you for posting.
Oh I love this nice change slaw!! We have fresh cabbage growing in the garden, so I use only red/and green cabbage, but everything else stayed the say. I could of eaten (and I did) the dressing right off the spoon!! I also used the WHOLE 3 tablespoons of chili-garlic-sauce. YUM! Also I had a bunch of cilantro that needed to be used, so that turned in to about 1/4 cup of that. YUM! Will make this a lot, I loved the use of garden vegetables! Made for ZWT 6
I just did the vinaigrette as written, and used boy choi and carrots for the salad. The flavor balance was a little off for my taste, but I there's a lot of potential. I would use less chile. I think I would put the sesame seeds directly on the salad, not in the vinaigrette, and perhaps a bit of the mint and cilantro as well - their flavors seemed to get lost. It's definitely an easy make-ahead dressing.
Even without the basil and cilantro (which I didn't have) and a bag of broccoli slaw, this was a light, flavorful twist on coleslaw. I will definitely make it again!