Hot & Sour Slaw

Hot & Sour Slaw

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 3 cups shredded napa or green cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup sliced scallions
  • 1 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained and thinly sliced


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: generous 1 cup
  • Per serving: 64 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 907 IU vitamin A; 51 mg vitamin C; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 148 mg sodium; 205 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (85% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 6

September 21, 2014
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By: aprilkling
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
October 02, 2012
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By: Marianne
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.
March 19, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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!
August 26, 2011
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By: Dr. John
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
June 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I found the recipe quite bland. I used perhaps 3x the amount of vinegar, toasted sesame oil & ginger to give it some flavor.
March 16, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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.
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