Hot and Sour Coleslaw

This is a quick and delicious side dish, especially good with grilled food.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 small head cabbage (2 lb, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lb carrots (3 medium, shredded)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes


  • Toss together cabbage, carrots, scallions, and salt in a large bowl and let stand until cabbage is slightly wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • Bring vinegar, sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes to a boil in a very small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat.