Coleslaw in Chinese-style Dressing Recipe

Coleslaw in Chinese-style Dressing Recipe

[Photographs: Chichi Wang]

  • Yield:serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinkiang or rice vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, thinly cut or shredded (about 2 quarts shredded cabbage)
  • 1 medium carrot, grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions (optional)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves (optional)


  1. 1.

    In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, sesame oil chili oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Add cabbage and carrots and toss to combine. Adjust dressing to taste. Garnish with sesame seeds, and scallions and cilantro, if desired. Coleslaw may be dressed one hour in advance.