Secret Recipe Club: Chinese Cole Slaw

It's Secret Recipe Club time again. I had so much fun last month, I couldn't wait to do it again. This month I received the blog, "Oh! You Cook!" Is that an awesome name or what! Dena has a fun blog filled with so many yummy sounding and looking recipes (like these blueberry buns) that I can't tell you how much time I spent perusing the "pages" of her blog in search of what to make. 

I love Cole Slaw and so when I saw the recipe for Chinese Cole Slaw I knew that was the one I'd try. I love cole slaw, I love chinese....yep, this was a good fit!

It was super easy and very yummy. I did a few things differently and there was one thing I should have done differently. In the end it was a very good choice and I think it would be yummy with some salmon. I will share the recipe and then share what I did.
 Chinese Coleslaw
Printable Recipe
1/4 c. rice vinegar
2 Tbl. soy sauce (low sodium okay)
2 tsp. honey
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. dark sesame oil
1 Tbl. vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
1/2 of a 16 oz. bag of fresh coleslaw mix (pre-shredded carrot and cabbage)
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1/4 c. slivered almonds, toasted (optional)
In a cup whisk together the first 8 ingredients to make the dressing. 
Place coleslaw mix into a large bowl. 

Top with sesame seeds and almonds. Pour on dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

**I had cabbage at home as well as carrots so I made my own "shredded" mix. I used both purple and green. 

**I also didn't have slivered almonds, but had whole almonds, so I just coarsely chopped them, then toasted them.

**I am not a huge fan of ginger (even though I love Chinese food) and when I saw that the recipe called for 2 teaspoons of it, I thought to myself that I should just add less...A LOT less. BUT I didn't. I should have. It was too strong for me. I added a bit more honey to try to tone it down and it worked a little bit. So note to MYSELF, less ginger. If you LOVE ginger, go for it! 
This recipe is definitely worth adding to your bookmarks, cookbooks, wherever it is that you keep your recipes, and I will certainly make it again. Thank you Dena for sharing it on your blog!

Check out all these other great recipes by fellow SRC Bloggers

With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Kirstin, it is I who should be thanking YOU! Your photos are awesome! I'll have to find pre-shredded cole slaw with more red cabbage in the future.

  2. I love cole slaw, too, so I'm going to give this recipe a try! In the last year, I've found a "like" in ginger that I'd never had before. Great pick for the SRC!

  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE coleslaw but never made my own. I'd love to give this a try!

  4. Sounds delicious! I love Asian flavors! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week!

  5. This looks somewhat similar to my husband's favorite coleslaw salad. I should try this version, sounds yummy. And your pictures are awesome! Way to go!

  6. Im crazy for coleslaw and ginger so this looks perfect for me!

  7. This salad looks wonderful! So fun to met you via SRC - I look forward to browsing through you blog further. Happy Cooking and Baking! :-)
    ~avril :-)

  8. Thanks for stopping by, I was just making my way through the blog hop. This looks really refreshing and tasty! I'm with you on the ginger so will take note :)

  9. Stopping in from SRC. This looks like a fantastic coleslaw recipe... I like the Asian spin. So different from traditional coleslaw. Nice pick!

  10. Love the ingredients in the dressing. I do coleslaw quite close to this one, should try the almonds and rice vinegar.

  11. That coleslaw looks delicious. SRC is a great way to learn about so many different cuisines. Love those lovely colours & flavours.

  12. This might be a fun thing to make and then put on pulled pork burgers (or sliders). It'd give them a bit of a twist rather than normal slaw. What fun!

  13. ooo this would go really well with a Asian inspired turkey burger recipe I make. I'll have to keep this in mind for next time.

  14. Really delicious recipe. As per ingredients, we no need more items to bake this recipe at home. My mouth is still watering. I can't wait to enjoy it.

  15. omg what is sweet posting . delicious look and yummy food . awesome posting i like it . good job


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