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5 Tasty Vegan Side Dishes for Your Holiday Shindig

asian slaw

5. Easy Asian Slaw

It’s cabbage season! Put those cruciferous veggies to work in a peanutty slaw!


  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons mirin, a Japanese cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons organic low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


In a large bowl, toss the cabbage and onion.

In a smaller bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients, whisking until the peanut butter is completely dissolved. Toss the dressing with the cabbage mixture, and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, or until you’re ready to serve.

photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:15AM PST on Dec 2, 2014

Need those recipes. Thank you.

3:38AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Once went to a party (taking a Vegetarian dish), and overheard the hostess complaining in the kitchen that all the Vegetarian dishes were being eaten and not those containing meat.... Ha! Go Vegan!! (which I now have...)

11:28PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Vegan cooking is the best!!

7:15AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Thank you Becky, for Sharing this!

10:31AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

the asian slaw is good all year long. it's really good with fresh cucumbers.

3:17PM PST on Dec 29, 2012


4:02PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

I love sunflower seeds, thanks :-)

1:52PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

I'll most likely be saving the recipe for the Quinoa Pilaf! You can do endless things with Quinoa, and it's one of those vegan friendly foods that many non-vegans will enjoy, too. :)

5:53AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

The lentil hummus sounds delicious.

12:05AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

The hummus sounds good, but I'm sorry, sweet and sour potato salad? Um... That is scary.

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