Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn is a bright, crunchy slaw tossed with a nutty, sesame oil dressing–healthy and packed with flavor!

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Looking for a healthy side dish to go with your Asian theme menu? You may have already made  my popular Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad (so good), but this salad is vegetarian!

Sweet Asian Apple Corn Slaw

You’re going to love this fresh, beautiful salad, with a touch of summer corn!

white bowl of Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Give this Asian coleslaw a try–scrumptious served with grilled meat or fish! Add fresh corn, two kinds of cabbage, toasted sesame seeds (yum!) and whatever veggies you want to use up!

deconstructed Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

All you need are these ingredients:

    • Green and red cabbage
    • Granny Smith apples
    • Carrots
    • Green onion
    • Carrots
    • Fresh corn on the cob
    • Soy sauce
    • Honey
    • Rice vinegar
    • Sesame oil
    • Lime
    • Sesame seeds
    • Salt and black pepper
    • Fresh ginger

stirring Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Eat the rainbow salad

This recipe is a great way to eat the rainbow (or your colors).

Not only it looks refreshing and appetizing, but it is so easy to put together for a weeknight family meal or a big potluck party. It’s a perfect salad to complement your BBQ meats, delish on tacos, Ahi tuna steak, and other Asian potluck menus.

fresh Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Recipes to serve with this Asian salad:

BBQ Pork Slider Board

Mini Steak Tacos Spread

Easy Pork Carnitas Taco Board

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Sauce and Mango Salsa

asian dressing in a bowl with a spoon

What I love most about this sesame dressing is its light and fresh and can also be served on any noodle salad or a green salad.

How to make asian slaw

With fresh cor in season, I made this for a gathering, so I took the time to boil fresh sweet corn and then slice it off the cob. It  very fresh-tasting with the fresh corn, and the apples gave it a nice, tart flavor.

We use this OXO Good Grips® Steel Chef’s Mandoline! You can buy it, here. [affliliate link]

tossed Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Friends, enjoy for summer for picnics and potlucks, with no worries about refrigeration.

That is a win-win!

You can make it sweet, spicy – it’s crunchy, and our whole family loved it, served Asian Barbecue Chicken, and this Caprese Gnocchi Bake on the side.


shaved Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

tossed Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn
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Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 3 cups green cabbage
  • 2 cups red cabbage
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, grated
  • 2 carrots, grated or thinly sliced
  • 3-5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cobs corn, cooked and cut off the cob
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated (optional)


  • Mix the cabbages, apple, carrots, green onion, and corn gently together.
  • In a small dish combine the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and fresh lime. Mix well; add the toasted sesame seeds and fresh ginger (option).


Reposted from September 2014.
Cuisine: asian
Course: Salad
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taking a bite of Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn