Light and Crunchy Chinese Slaw {VIDEO}

This ridiculously easy Chinese Slaw is a delicious combo of assorted crunchy veggies with a light dressing that was a big hit when I took it to a barbecue recently. It’s a very light, no-cook, one-bowl recipe that’s best made ahead of time, a perfect addition to summer menus.

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This flavorful and ridiculously easy Chinese Slaw is full of crunch and great to serve at a BBQ. Your guests are sure to go back for seconds so do yourself a favor and make a double batch. Print recipe at TidyMom.net

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The Best Chinese Slaw For Summer

When I saw this Chinese slaw recipe in a magazine while traveling a while back, I knew it was exactly what I needed to make four our next summer gathering.

It’s definitely feeling like summer here in St. Louis, it’s going to be in the ’90s all week. Time to start firing up the grill, and what’s more popular with barbecue than coleslaw?!

The combination of broccoli slaw mix, water chestnuts, scallions, almonds and mandarin oranges tossed with a low-fat ginger dressing is a light, cool and crunchy side dish just waiting to be taken to a barbecue!

If you aren’t familiar with broccoli slaw mix, it’s a combination of shredded broccoli, carrots and red cabbage that add a rainbow of color to your dish. It also keeps its crunch better than your traditional cabbage slaw mix. The beauty of broccoli slaw is that you can put the slaw together, dressing and all, the night before and the salad will still be crisp when you’re eat it the next day.

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Chinese Slaw in bowl shot overhead

Chinese slaw is a spectacular side to fish, chicken, pork and even burgers, really any kind of BBQ.  Or you could add grilled chicken breast and it becomes a main dish for lunch or dinner.

How To Make This Chinse Slaw

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli slaw mix, water chestnuts, scallions, and almonds. Mix well.
  • Add orange segments, drizzle with ginger sesame dressing, toss to coat. Let this slaw sit at least 2 hours before serving, to allow flavors to meld.
  • This slaw will keep a few days in the refrigerator.

NOTES

  • Optional: Add 2 cups grilled chicken breast, chopped to make this dish a meal.
  • Make your own Ginger Sesame Dressing

slaw with oranges and almonds in a bowl

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It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make, it’s easy to double or triple to feed a crowd and people will rave about it, which makes it absolutely perfect for bringing to parties and get-togethers when you’re not sure what to make.

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Chinese Slaw in bowl shot overhead

Light and Crunchy Chinese Slaw

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Do yourself a favor and double or triple this recipe!  Your guests are sure to go back for seconds of this light and crunchy Chinese slaw.

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups (16 ounce bag) broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounce can) water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2/3 cup light ginger sesame dressing (I used Newman's Own)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine slaw mix, water chestnuts, scallions and almonds. Mix well.
  2. Add orange segments, drizzle with dressing, toss to coat. Let sit at least 2 hours before serving, to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Will keep a few days in refrigerator.

Notes

  • Optional: Add 2 cups grilled chicken breast, chopped to make this dish a meal.
  • Make your own Ginger Sesame Dressing

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 468mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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This flavorful and ridiculously easy Chinese Slaw is full of crunch and a perfect addition to summer menus. Your guests are sure to go back for seconds so do yourself a favor and make a double batch. Print recipe at TidyMom.net