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Crunchy Cabbage Coleslaw with Sesame Miso Dressing

This fresh Crunchy Cabbage Coleslaw with Sesame Miso Dressing is not your everyday coleslaw! Enhanced with umami flavours, this mayo-free coleslaw is a quick and healthy side dish.
Course Salads and Dressings
Cuisine American, Asian, Canadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 170kcal
Author Flavour & Savour



  • 2 cups cabbage, thinly sliced, or shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, julienne cut, or shredded
  • 1 cup red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

Sesame Miso Dressing

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil or regular sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 6 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp honey or rice syrup for vegan diet
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Thinly slice or shred cabbage. Use a julienne cutter or grate carrots, thinly slice peppers and green onions and combine all vegetables in a large bowl.
  • Toast sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. When they begin to darken and become fragrant, remove from heat immediately and transfer to a small plate to cool.
  • In a small jar, whisk the remaining ingredients until well combined. Add the toasted sesame seeds and toss with coleslaw.


The sesame miso vinaigrette recipe will make more dressing than you will need for this amount of coleslaw. Save the remainder for another salad, for drizzling on grilled meats or roasted vegetables or to make this healthy Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Sesame Miso Dressing or this Asparagus Salad with Smoked Salmon and Sesame Miso Vinaigrette.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6925IU | Vitamin C: 61.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg