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My Super Awesome Wasabi Coleslaw

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Just in time for summer to be over, I’ve decided to blog my go-to BBQ recipe. I’m not sure at what point in my life the idea of shredded cabbage salad starting sounding good, but since then I love the stuff, and have basically perfected my own recipe, so here goes. This will make a party-sized portion so cut back as necessary.



One head of green cabbage (grated)
2 Carrots (grated)
1 small Red Onion (finely chopped)
1 Jalapeno (finely copped)
1 red pepper (finely chopped)
Handful of fresh parsley (chopped)



1 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup vinegar (enough to thin, but not overwhelm)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon Wasabi paste (comes in a tube in the Asian foods section, the powdered kind is a pain)
1 Tsp salt

The most annoying part of putting this all together is grating the cabbage and carrots, but I’ve tried slicing and dicing and grating just makes for the best consistency. Other than that, it’s pretty simple, Chop everything up, mix it all together. I like to make the dressing in a separate bowl so I can make sure it’s evenly mixed and tastes ok. I never actually measure anything so all those amounts are totally approximate, it should be faint green and not too thick. Taste it and if it’s too bitter add sugar and salt, etc. If you want it spicier add more wasabi, blah blah. Same goes with any of the vegetables, leave them out if you want. The finished product is not too heavy for a mayo-based dish, I like to make just enough dressing to coat, not drown, and it’s colorful and pretty so people are usually impressed. The best part about this as a party dish is it’s cheap to make. Assuming you have mayo, vinegar, sugar and salt (which seems like most people do) you are looking at around $7, including buying the wasabi and all the veggies.


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5 Responses

  • Lea says:

    mmm, when are you gonna start a food blog?

  • Lea says:

    mmm, you should start a foody bloggy.

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  • Danielle says:

    I used a pre-made bag of coleslaw (the mix and I know – cheating). The dressing was wonderful and I put the coleslaw on top of a honey siracha shredded chicken sandwich – wonderful!

  • Robin says:

    I to make a wasabi cole slaw for my annual rib feast for my freinds and family. I grate up the cabbage green and purple/red carrots onions but then I add a cup of orange peach mango juice to break it down as well as sweetening the slaw, then lightly cover the mix with Splenda or sugar(trying to keep calories down) wait 1/2 hr then add the mayo then wasabi to taste or kick. So with the ribs japalino cheddar corn bread or muffins BBQ baked beans and a 5 cup salad ice cold the foods a hit but the slaw disappears ! I searve at my house 20-30 people at my rib fest. Eat heathy my freinds

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