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Asian-Inspired Coleslaw

For a change of pace when serving coleslaw with BBQ meats, I like to substitute the regular coleslaw dressing (see my Slap Juice Slaw recipe) with an Asian-inspired dressing instead. In Thailand and Vietnam, tangy salad dressings with pungent fish sauce (substitute soy if you can’t find it) and sugar with garlic and lime juice is found everywhere. Add as much Thai chilies as you like!

I prefer to dress my coleslaw as a salad instead of mixing the dressing and cabbage and letting it sit for several hours. I like to toss the coleslaw with the dressing and serve immediately. Try it and you will like it!

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tbs Thai Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce if you cannot find Fish Sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 small Thai Chilies finely chopped or 1 Serrano Pepper
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • Bag of Coleslaw


  1. Mix ingredients in bowl with a whisk. Ensure sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend. Toss with store-bought coleslaw and Thai Basil leaves
  • Author: Harry Soo
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side, Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian