Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the cookbook "Raising the Salad Bar" with a few changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl combine the water and wasabi powder. Mix until a paste forms. Set aside.
  2. In another small non-reactive bowl whisk together the vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Whisk in the mayonnaise and oil.
  4. Add the wasabi paste, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Important: *Allow mixture to stand 10-15 minutes.*.
  6. In a large salad bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, scallions and cilantro if using.
  7. Just before serving the salad, add the dressing and stir well to combine.
  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds, if desired.


Most Helpful

Loved this salad with our grilled tuna steaks. Used part of the dressing as a sauce on the tuna. Perfect.

adopt a greyhound July 15, 2016

Delicious! I just changed a few things to suit what I had available, using some red onion for color instead of the red cabbage and a handful of mixed fresh herbs rather than the cilantro. One thing I really liked about the dressing was it had a nice tang so the fairly small amount in the recipe was a perfect amount and it wasn't smothered in mayonnaise.

Peter J March 16, 2014

This is a very different coleslaw than what I'm used to. It's great. But it was way too spicy for me. But for DH it was not too spicy for him LOL I'd have to reduce the wasabi next time. I used only green cabbage, carrots and green onions. Maybe I should have added sugar even if I used rice wine vinegar. Thanks Cookgirl :) Made for Ramadan tag game

Boomette August 26, 2010

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