This slaw, a combination of cabbage, red bell pepper, scallions and bamboo shoots, is tossed with a dressing full of the classic flavors of Chinese hot-and-sour soup. Serve with grilled pork tenderloin and a glass of Riesling.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, oil, ginger, white pepper and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add cabbage, bell pepper, scallions and bamboo shoots; toss to coat.



People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 3.6g; fat 3.7g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 906.8IU 18% DV; vitamin c 50.8mg 85% DV; folate 39.9mcg 10% DV; calcium 33.2mg 3% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 14.3mg 5% DV; potassium 205.2mg 6% DV; sodium 148mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I found the recipe quite bland. I used perhaps 3x the amount of vinegar toasted sesame oil & ginger to give it some flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This salad was easy to throw together and I enjoyed the spicy nutty flavor but the canned bamboo shoots (which thankfully were overlooked the first time i made it) completely ruined it for me; it tasted as if someone had urinated in the salad and i couldn't choke it down...very good without the bamboo shoots though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this cabbage and it was pretty good. I bought broccoli slaw instead of cutting cabbage myself. And I added a little sugar because without it the slaw isn't good. But it is a bit spicy and I plan to make it again really soon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I like this recipe a lot and make it often. I usually use a bag of slaw mix or a bag of broccoli slaw to help save on time. Always a crowd pleaser! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing flavor I skipped the bamboo shoots and still had an amazing flavor profile. Added a cooked sliced chicken breast to the skillet to soak up some of the yummy sauce and served mixed together. Out of this world. Pros: got me out of a seasonings rut using new spices Cons: bamboo shoots are gross Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty vegan slaw This is so tasty and refreshing with good crunch and just a hint of heat. I liked this so much I had it again for breakfast today and it was even better. I would not add sugar but like most Eating Well recipes you have to correct the seasoning. I am always looking for light and refreshing dishes suitable for days of abstinence and this is perfect. Pros: Colorful and versatile Cons: None Read More