Salads Sides

Ginger Miso Slaw

Dry roasted almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, fresh celery and crisp napa cabbage make this vegan Asian coleslaw recipe hearty enough to be a meal. It works well for summer or really any time of year. It’s a great protein-packed salad for dinner, lunch, and/or cookouts.

If you aren’t eating this right away, it’s better to keep the ginger miso dressing and chow mein noodles separated from the rest of the salad, and then, add both right before serving to enjoy a crunchy, fresh texture. If you mix everything in the recipe and wait too long, it’ll be a soggy mess. So, mix it all up and dig in right away, or keep the dressing and chow mein noodles out until you’re ready to go!

For this Asian slaw recipe, I used Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu, but you can also substitute a marinated prepackaged tofu like this one. For the dressing, I used white miso, which is mellower and slightly sweet. If you use a darker miso (like red), the flavor is more assertive, and probably won’t require as much miso (maybe 1-2 tsp red miso, instead of 1 Tbsp white miso). If you try a miso other than white miso, let us know how it works out.

A delicious Asian coleslaw recipe with chow mein noodles, almonds and tofu

Ginger Miso Slaw

Ginger Miso Dressing

½ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp agave

1 Tbsp white miso

2 Tbsp neutral oil (like canola or grapeseed)

¼ cup rice vinegar


2 cups cubed, cold Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu (or prepackaged Asian flavored baked tofu)

4 cups shredded napa cabbage

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 celery stalks, diced

4-5 scallions, diced

½ cup dry roasted lightly salted whole almonds

2 cups chow mein noodles (I used La Choy Chow Mein Noodles)

  1. 1. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients under “Ginger Miso Dressing”, and whisk together.

2. Add the napa cabbage to the mixing bowl, and mix. Coat all the cabbage with the dressing, then add all the remaining ingredients. Taste, and adjust flavor, if needed (more miso? more agave?). Serve immediately.

An Asian coleslaw with miso-ginger dressing

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