Asian Slaw

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Alton Brown’s Quick and Flavorful Asian Slaw

If you’re looking for a quick and flavorful side dish that will impress your guests, look no further than Alton Brown’s Asian Slaw! This versatile slaw combines crunchy cabbage and colorful vegetables with a delicious Asian-inspired dressing to create a dish that is sure to be a hit. The best part? This Asian slaw is incredibly easy to make, taking only minutes to prepare in a salad bowl. Serve it up with noodles and stir fried pork for a complete meal everyone will love.

Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Not only does it make a delicious addition to salads and soups, but it also provides many nutritional benefits. Here are just some of the health benefits of cabbage:

1. High in Fiber: Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber, which helps to promote regular digestion and reduce the risk of constipation. Fiber is also essential for weight loss as it helps you feel fuller for longer, reducing your cravings and intake of unhealthy snacks.

2. Rich in Vitamin C: Cabbage is rich in vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant and plays an important role in immune function and overall health. Vitamin C also helps to maintain healthy skin and may even reduce wrinkles.

3. Contains Folate: Cabbage is a good source of folate, which is an essential B vitamin that plays an important role in the production of DNA and red blood cells. It also supports fetal development during pregnancy and helps to reduce the risk of birth defects.

4. Low in Calories: Cabbage contains very few calories, making it a great addition to any diet that seeks to reduce calorie intake without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.

5. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Research has shown that certain compounds found in cabbage have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the body. This may be beneficial for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Overall, cabbage is a nutritious and versatile vegetable that should be included in any well-balanced diet. Not only is it low in calories, but it also provides essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help to improve overall health and well-being.

Serve this with some crispy Ragoons, Soybean Sprout Soup or some crunchy Mushroom Spring Rolls.


Asian Slaw

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Alton serves up a versatile Asian slaw that’s full of flavor. Serve with noodles and stir fried pork to make an entire meal.

  • Author: Alton Brown
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Total Time: :20
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Asian


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  • 1 (3-inch) piece ginger, grated fine
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienne fine
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienne fine
  • 2 serrano chiles, minced fine
  • 1 large carrot, grated fine with a peeler
  • 3 green onions, cut on the bias, all of white part and half of the green
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, or food processor combine ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, and peanut butter. In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients and then toss with dressing. You can save some of the dressing to dress noodles that can be added to this dish along with stir fried pork to make an entire meal.


  • Serving Size: 6
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