Sesame Wasabi Slaw


Things have been a little bit weird here lately. Marc should be leaving any day now for Kazakhstan, but there has been a considerable delay with his visa process. It should be getting here any day now, but he was has supposed to be there already. So we’re pretty much just sitting around and waiting – putting off making any sort of plans because we don’t know when his paperwork will arrive and when it does he’ll be off. Not that, I’m complaining because I’ve gotten to spend almost two extra weeks with him. Plus, all this hanging around has allowed me lots of free time to give my blog a makeover – you noticed the new look, didn’t you? – and try out new recipes like this sesame wasabi slaw.

This is one of the many I’ve been fiddling with and is definitely one of my recent favorites. I was originally going to make the dressing for a salad, but it turned out we had no lettuce. So I threw it over a bag of coleslaw and added a little bit of flavor with the cilantro and green onions.


Feel free to cut back on the wasabi in the dressing if you aren’t used to it or just don’t like it. The flavor of the sesame and the cilantro in the coleslaw will definitely make up for the lack of spiciness. Either way – you’re in for a treat.


Sesame Wasabi Slaw

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 package Fresh Express® 3-Color Deli Cole Slaw
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons prepared wasabi paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw, green onions and cilantro – set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make a dressing.
  3. Just before serving, pour dressing over coleslaw and stir to combine.


*This coleslaw seems to lose its flavor after a few days in the fridge, so eat it within a day or two, or hold off on dressing it until just before serving to maintain the most flavor.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Shutterbean.

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