When I think about coleslaw I immediatly think about a cabbage salad smothered in a mayonnaise but coleslaw can definitely work without the mayo. I recently made a sesame and ginger coleslaw where I used the mayonnaise based dressing but I now found that I needed a version of it without mayonnaise for the next project that I was working on. I kept the changes for the mayonnaise-less version pretty simple relying on a sesame and ginger vinaigrette to replace the mayo. The vinaigrette consists of rice wine vinegar, lime juice, oil, toasted sesame oil, ginger and a bit of honey to balance things out a bit with some sweetness. I also added a chopped up birds eye chili to this version to add a touch of heat tot he salad. With the tasty sesame and ginger vinaigrette you will never miss the mayonnaise in this coleslaw.
Sesame and Ginger Coleslaw (Mayoless)
- 2 cups cabbage (shredded)
- 1 carrot (shredded)
- 2 green onions (diced)
- 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 lime (juice)
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable)
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
- 1 birds eye chili (minced, optional)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Mix the cabbage, carrot, green onion and cilantro in a large bowl.
- Mix the vinegar, lime juice, oil, sesame oil, honey, ginger and chili in a small bowl.
- Toss the salad in the dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.
Kevin, this looks fantastic — colorful, crunchy, light and healthy. Thank you!
I love it! I have been playing with coleslaw ingredients too. I can't stand mayo. blah. I am loving the list of ingredients you have going on here! So healthy and fresh! Can not wait to make for lunch! thx.
I've been on the Transitions Lifestyle System for about a week now, and searching for new summer veggie salads that don't feature mayo … this looks like just the ticket!
Adventures in Domestic Cooking says
This light & flavorful coleslaw sounds like the perfect accompaniment to an Asian meal. Looking forward to whipping up a batch!
man this would go so well on hot dogs. love it. lots of flavor.
I love that this is so nice and light with very little oil. Nice work!
I am living in Japan right now, and this actually may be something I have most of the ingredients for. 😀 Sweet! I'll give it a try sometimes.
Not a big mayo fan, so I always assumed coleslaw was lost to me. Thanks for proving me wrong!
I simply can't stand mayo (vegan or otherwise), so I'm thrilled to have an alternative! At last, this looks like coleslaw that I might actually enjoy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Going to put in my "Asian Food Love" Pinterest board! even though just Asian-inspired. Love your blog.