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Asian Broccoli Slaw

A zesty, sweet-and-spicy dressing is the perfect coating for this colorful cilantro-studded slaw.

I’m always down for a good slaw. Sweet, tangy, spicy – I love ’em all!

So for this slaw, I decided to switch up the regular ol’ cabbage slaw for broccoli slaw, which adds a bit more texture to the mix.

And it’s so pretty!

Asian Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw mix is sold right in the salad greens section at the grocery store. There are several varieties, and this one had some purple cabbage and carrots in with the broccoli. It added a nice pop of color to the dish.

For the dressing, I went all out adding my favorite Asian flavors (chili, lime, fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and honey) and whisked it up with a mix of low-fat plain yogurt and light mayo. It made for a rich and creamy dressing that wasn’t too heavy. And it was absolutely delicious!

When I made this, I whisked everything in the bottom of a big bowl and threw the slaw ingredients on top to combine. I ended up having a bit too much dressing, so I’d advise you to either mix it separately and add part of it to the slaw first OR add in a few extra shredded carrots of something to bulk it up a bit. Nobody wants a soggy slaw!

This slaw tasted wonderful and held up well in the fridge for several days, becoming the perfect accompaniment to lunch and dinner throughout the week.

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Two ramekins filled with broccoli slaw.

Asian Broccoli Slaw

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Asian


A zesty, sweet-and-spicy dressing is the perfect coating for this colorful cilantro-studded slaw.


  • 12 ounce package broccoli slaw mix
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced on an angle (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place slaw mix, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Pour about 3/4 of the dressing over the slaw and toss well to combine. Add additional dressing as needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 9.8 g
  • Sodium: 503.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4 mg

Keywords: coleslaw, Asian slaw, lime juice, ginger

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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