Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing

Baby Kato


Recipe posted for play in Culinary Quest. This recipe is from website:

Ponzu is a Japanese “sauce” however I refer to it as both a dressing and sauce. It’s much lighter than soy sauce, with a distinctive tangy lemon/orange flavor combined with a savory note. It’s a perfect balance of salty, sweet and sour! You can use it as a dipping sauce, as a light sauce for steamed vegetables and the best marinade ever.

This Asian slaw is incredibly simple to make.

Please Note: For best results, Add the dressing to the Slaw just before you serve.


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/4
    head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4
    lb snow peas, cut on the diagonal into matchsticks
  • 2
    carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4
    fennel bulb, sliced as thinly as possible
  • 1/3
    1/3 cup ponzu sauce, mitsukan brand preferred
  • 1
    tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2
    teaspoon dark or toasted sesame oil
  • ·

How to Make Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing


  1. Slice the snow peas on the diagonal into thin matchstick-sized pieces.
  2. For carrots, you can purchase matchstick carrots, or slice them yourself (make sure to use a very sharp chef’s knife).
  3. I cut the cabbage into four wedges. We will only use 1 of the wedges.

    Then, I shred the cabbage as thinly as possible. To do this, use a vegetable peeler and go along the corner, or use a box grater with large holes or use a sharp knife to shred by hand.
  4. Now for the fennel, cut the white bulb from the green top. Cut the bulb into quarters and slice one of the quarters as thin as possible using a knife, a vegetable peeler or a mandoline. Save all the leftover fennel for another recipe.
  5. The dressing ingredients are simple: ponzu, toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds and salt.

    Add 1/4 cup of ponzu to a bowl, then add the sesame oil and seeds. Season with a big pinch of salt and whisk with fork.
  6. Pour the dressing over the snow peas, carrots, cabbage and fennel.
  7. Toss to combine and taste. You can add more ponzu and salt if needed and serve immediately..

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About Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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