Crunchy Ginger Cabbage Slaw

white and tan bowl filled with crunchy asian salad on grey stone background

5 from 2 reviews

This Ginger Cabbage Slaw is packed with bright and colorful veggies, a tangy dressing, and toasted sesame seeds for extra crunch! A light, quick, and easy side.


  • 1” piece Ginger, minced
  • 12 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • ¼ cup Tamari
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • ¼ head Purple Cabbage, shredded
  • 3 large Carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 large Seedless Cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 Green Onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Thai Basil, loosely chopped
  • Optional: Toasted Sesame Oil and/or Chili Oil, to taste


  1. First, whisk the Ginger, Garlic, Sesame Seeds, Tamari, Rice Vinegar, and Lime Juice together in the bottom of a large bowl. Add in Sesame Oil and/or Chili Oil, if desired.
  2. Toss the remaining ingredients into the bowl and fold into the dressing until everything is well-coated. Taste and add any extra ingredients to taste, if desired.
  3. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving – the longer the better!


  • Tamari may be substituted with Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (not GF)
  • Thai Basil has a very distinct flavor, but you can sub with Italian Basil or Cilantro and it’ll still be yummy 🙂

Keywords: asian slaw, quick cabbage slaw, asain cabbage salad, carrot cucumber salad