In particularly carb-heavy meals, I try to find quick and flavorful ways to increase the amount of vegetables in my meal without adding much work. This quick and easy vegan slaw uses only 5 ingredients, and its a great way to add a crunchy side to any meal.
For this recipe I used napa cabbage (regular cabbage would also work fine, but I tend to prefer napa here because its a little more delicate and flavorful), half an onion- any type, I used a vidalia onion my first time around but later switched to a purple onion to add a little color. The sauce is made from vegan mayonnaise, garlic chili paste and miso. I used a brown miso, but any type that you like the taste of is the right one to use. Vegan mayonnaise is becoming more and more common, and can be found fairly affordably many places- Veganaise, Trader Joes, Hellmans and Just Mayo are just a few brands that are making a great vegan alternative.
Prepare the cabbage and onion by slicing them thinly, and create the dressing by mixing the remaining ingredients together. Make sure to stir well, as if you don’t the miso will stay in larger clumps instead of integrating into the dressing. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and onions, and stir until it is all covered. Serve room temperature or chilled, and enjoy!
Vegan Miso Napa Cabbage Slaw
- ½ napa cabbage
- ½ onion
- ½ cup of vegan mayo
- 2 TBSP miso (any type)
- 1 tsp. garlic chili paste
1. Remove the core/stem from the cabbage, and slice into thin strips (around 1/8 of an inch or smaller). Slice the onion thinly as well.
2. Mix together the vegan mayonnaise, miso and garlic chili paste.
3. Combine the cabbage, onions and sauce in a large bowl. Serve right away or refrigerate before serving.