This low carb Asian slaw is a tangy salad with a delicious homemade ginger vinaigrette. It’s a must for lunch and meal prep!
I love creating new and different salads that break me out of the ordinary rhythm of “lettuce, meat, and dressing.” That’s why very few salads here on my blog are ordinary.
Most have some sort of a surprising element. This low-carb Asian slaw has a vibrant dressing that you’ll want to keep and use on other recipes too.
Asian Slaw With Peanuts
The peanuts give this salad a delightful crunch and give it even more healthy fats. Plus, you can’t miss the earthiness of the peanuts among the crunchy cabbage and carrot slaw.
If you (or someone you love) is allergic to peanuts, you can replace them with either slivered almonds or even chopped pecans.
Best Asian Slaw Recipe
This recipe is so easy to make, you’ll have the entire thing memorized in no time at all. The only part of the recipe that you’ll need to reference is the tangy orange ginger vinaigrette.
Serve this as a side dish with either chicken or steak. The citrus dressing tastes best with lightly-seasoned meat.
If you want the salad to have a bit more spice, sprinkle some red pepper flakes in it!
Another thing I love about this recipe is that it is really easy to customize! Change the salad dressing. Make a creamy dressing with mayo or mix up your own vinegar and oil dressing.
Add a bunch of healthy toppings to it too. Here are a few of my favorite ideas that I want to try adding to the salad next:
- Thinly sliced cucumbers
- Sesame Seeds
- Green Onions
- Thinly-sliced raw onions
- Cauliflower Florets (cut into tiny pieces)
- Matchstick radish slices
Asian Slaw Recipe
Make a large batch of this salad and save it for your meal prep. If you are going to use it for meal prep, mix the dry ingredients together first and store them in a separate container from the dressing.
There are small food storage containers that have a separate spot for salad dressing. I like to use them when I do my meal prep at the beginning of the week.
If you keep the salad and the dressing in the refrigerator, the salad will stay fresh for about a week and the dressing will stay fresh for up to a month.
It is perfectly safe (and fine) to store leftover salad after you mix it together with the dressing. However, it won’t last as long because the veggies will soak up the dressing and turn soft. It will stay nice and fresh for a few days.
Low Carb Asian Slaw Dressing
The dressing is what sets this salad apart from all the others that I’ve made. It is sweet and tangy at the same time.
Plus, all of the ingredients in the dressing are really good for you too. Garlic is amazing for your heart health. Ginger soothes upset stomachs and aids in digestion.
Orange juice is packed with vitamin C for a healthy immune system. Rice wine vinegar is fantastic for adding flavor to the dish without adding calories.
Is Rice Wine Vinegar Good For Keto?
Yes, it is still a keto-friendly meal. Even though it comes from rice, there aren’t enough carbs in a tablespoon to even measure 1 gram, so it won’t throw off your macros.
If you are still concerned and want to be really strict with your keto diet, you can use apple cider vinegar instead and add a teaspoon of your favorite sugar-free sweetener.
Is Orange Juice Keto?
No, it normally has way too many carbs to be used on a keto diet. However, I used such a small amount that it didn’t increase the net carbs enough for me to justify removing it.
The amount I used is equal from what you’d squeeze from one small orange. If you aren’t concerned about the sugar content in processed orange juice, you may also use orange juice.
Low Carb Asian Slaw Recipe
Here is the entire list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe! Exact measurements can be found below within the recipe card.
Bell peppers (preferred color)
Optional garnish – Sesame seeds, green onions
Orange Ginger Vinaigrette:
Orange or orange juice
Rice wine vinegar
1. In a large bowl, combine slaw mix, shredded carrots, bell peppers, chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the Orange Ginger Vinaigrette.
3. Add the vinaigrette to the slaw mixture and toss well.
4. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
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Low Carb Asian Slaw
This low carb Asian slaw recipe is perfect for lunch and meal prep.
- 12 ounces Slaw Mix
- 1 cup Shredded Carrots
- 1 cup Bell Peppers sliced
- 1/3 cup Peanuts chopped
- 1 cup Cilantro Chopped
Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/4 tsp Dry Ginger
- 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed orange Juice or orange juice
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 3 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
In a large bowl, combine slaw mix, shredded carrots, bell peppers, chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.
In a separate bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the Orange Ginger Vinaigrette.
Add the vinaigrette to the slaw mixture and toss well.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Net Carbs: 6 Net Carb Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
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