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Sweet and Spicy Asian Coleslaw

Sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw is a delicious twist on traditional coleslaw recipes. Sriracha adds a bit of spice and honey adds delicious sweetness for a side salad you will love.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Coleslaw makes a delicious summer side dish

Sweet and Spicy Asian coleslaw

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Move  over boring coleslaw! This sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw is anything but boring with bold sriracha, sweet honey and tangy lime.

It’s bold and tangy and oh so delicious.

It’s hard to believe it’s a coleslaw recipe. But it is and it’ll be your favorite spring and summer side dish.

Ingredients in Honey Sriracha Coleslaw

Ingriedients for sweet and spicy coleslaw: sriracha, mayo, honey, lime, and shredded cabbage and carrots

Ingredients for Sweet and Spicy Asian Coleslaw

You don’t need much to make this delicious coleslaw recipe. To make it, you need:

  • Coleslaw salad mix. You can find the coleslaw blend in the produce department of most grocery stores. If you can’t find a pre bagged coleslaw mix, cut a mix of purple and green cabbage into ribbons and toss the cabbage with matchstick carrots.
  • Honey. Honey provides the sweetness.
  • SrirachaSriracha gives the heat. Adjust the amount of sriracha to your taste.
  • Mayonnaise. You want real mayo here, not mayonnaise dressing for the best flavor.
  • Lime juice. The juice of half a lime gives this a lovely tangy brightness. Use fresh lime for best flavor.

How to Make Spicy Asian Coleslaw

whisking together the sweet and spicy dressing

Whisking together the coleslaw dressing

This recipe is almost embarrassingly easy. You can make it even if you are not a cook. There’s no stove required, just two bowls and a whisk. That’s it! To make it, add the coleslaw mix to a big bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk together the honey, sriracha, mayo and lime juice.

Pour the dressing over the cabbage mix to create sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw

Pour on the dressing

Then pour the dressing over the coleslaw and toss it together to combine. That’s all there is to it!

Serving Suggestions

Sweet and Spicy Asian coleslaw

Sweet and Spicy Asian coleslaw

We like to put this slaw on top of burgers particularly these pineapple barbecue burgers. It’s also really good on the side of almost any Asian inspired meat like these Thai peanut chicken skewers. Or you could include it as a side to this Thai peanut quinoa salad. So good.

Can I make this coleslaw ahead of time?

Sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw

Sweet and spicy coleslaw

You can make the dressing a day in advance if you store it covered in the fridge in it’s own container. Don’t add the dressing to the coleslaw until right before serving or else the slaw will get watery.

Did you make this sweet and spicy coleslaw recipe? Leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it or tag me on Facebook or Instagram @SeasonedSprinkles and show me your creations.

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Sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw

Sweet and Spicy Asian Coleslaw


  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 side servings 1x

Description

Sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw is a delicious twist on traditional coleslaw recipes. Sriracha adds a bit of spice and honey adds delicious sweetness for a side salad you will love.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 14 ounce bag of coleslaw salad mix
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs sriracha
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise
  • Lime juice from half a lime

Instructions

Add the coleslaw blend to a large bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the honey, sriracha, mayo and lime juice until everything is well combined and smooth. Once the dressing is fully mixed together, pour it over the coleslaw mix and toss together. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can find the coleslaw blend in the produce department of most grocery stores. If you can’t find a pre bagged coleslaw mix, cut a mix of purple and green cabbage into ribbons and toss the cabbage with matchstick carrots.

If you want to make this ahead of time, make the dressing and store it covered in the refrigerator separately from the coleslaw mix. It will get soggy if you dress it before serving.

  • Category: side dish, salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet and spicy Asian coleslaw, Asian coleslaw recipe, coleslaw recipe, how to make coleslaw

 

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