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Under 30 Minutes

Napa Cabbage Slaw

Cutting the mayonnaise brings out the sweet flavor of Napa cabbage and makes this slaw low in fat. Substitute malt vinegar for rice vinegar, if you like.

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  • Servings: 6
Napa Cabbage Slaw

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, May 2011


  • 8 cups shredded Napa cabbage (from 1 medium head)
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn if large


  1. In a large bowl, toss together cabbage and carrots. In a small bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Stir until sugar dissolves, then pour over cabbage mixture. Toss until slaw is coated and top with mint leaves.

Cook's Note

Prep your ingredients a day ahead but wait to dress the slaw until just before serving.

Reviews (1)

  • Peanut52553 22 May, 2014

    Tried this before and after adding the mint and it is definitely better without. I also added some toasted sesame seeds after which was also an improvement. Nice light salad though and a keeper.

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