Bahn Mi Slaw

Estelle  Chait
by Estelle Chait
4 cups slaw
5 min

If you want a change from the normal cabbage/carrot/mayo slaw scene, you've come to the right place!

Bahn Mi is the Vietnamese way to go- she's fresh, colorful, packed with veggies, and has just the right amount of heat with jalapeño.

For the dressing we use both black and white sesame seeds- I love the subtle crunch these give, and we round out the finish with honey, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.

I originally created this recipe as a topping for Bao- which I love to fill with some pulled Hawaiian chicken. This slaw is the perfect compliment. The fluffy bao, sweet chicken, and tangy slaw really make those mini sandwiches a fan favorite! Not to mention they are just adorable and serious eye candy.

Try this Banh Mi slaw with burgers, pulled brisket, or simply as a fun side for your next BBQ!

Recipe details
  • 4  cups slaw
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cup green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 Tbs jalapeno pepper, diced, or 1/2 Tbs for less heat
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds 
  • 1 Tbs sugar OR honey
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 4 tsp rice wine vinegar 
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss well to combine. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
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