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Vietnamese Cabbage Slaw

Change up your next picnic menu and your guests will love it! This Vietnamese cabbage slaw contains all the classic flavors of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese
Keyword: classic flavor, thai cuisi, Vietnamese cuisi, cabbage slaw
Yield: 4 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 c. white vinegar
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 medium head won bok, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, grated
  • 3 TB fresh mint leaves
  • 2 TB fresh cilantro leaves


  • chopped roasted peanuts


  • 1 Thai bird Chile, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 3 TB fresh lime juice
  • 3 TB patis (fish sauce)
  • 2 TB vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • pinch each salt, white pepper


  • In small bowl; marinate onion in vinegar 15 minutes, drain.
  • In a mixing bowl; whisk together dressing ingredients; set aside.

How To Serve:

  • For service: Toss onion with remaining ingredients.
  • Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with peanuts.
  • Serves 4.