Easy Japanese Coleslaw Recipe


Thanksgiving is fast approaching and for me, the highlight of the day is making a big, delicious meal for my family.

I tend to go a little bit overboard during the holidays and this year will be no exception! From tried and true favourites to new tasty fall dishes, there’s just nothing better than Thanksgiving dinner.


One of our family’s standby recipes for special occasions is an Asian salad we call Japanese Coleslaw.

And with its tangy dressing and great crunch, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. I especially love seeing how the boys gobble it up, since the cabbage in the coleslaw has plenty of fibre and nutrients!

The crunch from the nuts, seeds and Ramen noodles is what makes this Asian salad so popular with my boys, and I love how easy it is too!

For a fun twist, replace the homemade salad dressing with ½ cup or so of your favourite salad dressing! Kraft Asian Sesame dressing is especially good with this recipe.

Of course, there will be many more dishes on our Thanksgiving table, from succulent turkey to fluffy mashed potatoes to decadent desserts.


Looking for other great recipes to try this Thanksgiving? Consider skipping the traditional pumpkin pie and give this tasty Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll a try instead!

Special occasions call for special dishes, and when they’re as easy as this Asian salad, you’ll be happy to whip them up! After all, simple and delicious food is always something to be thankful for!



Asian Salad Japanese Coleslaw

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Crunchy and delicious Asian salad made with coleslaw mix, nuts and Ramen noodles.


  • 1 bag shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 pkg. Oriental flavour Ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Combine coleslaw mix, sunflower seeds, almonds and crushed Ramen noodles in bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, mix oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and seasoning packet from Ramen noodles until combined.
  3. Pour mixture over coleslaw mix and toss until coated.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1147mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

10 thoughts on “Easy Japanese Coleslaw Recipe”

  1. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    Interesting — I really like the added crunchy nuts, seeds and noodles. I’m going to put this on my “To Try” list.

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