This keto Kimchi Coleslaw is an absolute flavor bomb. Unique tangy sourness of the kimchi is mellowed with the fresh cabbage. The Sambal Oelek gives the coleslaw kick of heat that will wake up the taste buds.
Sesame Seeds- Slightly nutty flavored seed used in many different cuisines
Is Coleslaw Bad For You?
Classic coleslaw recipes are loaded with sugar and drowned in mayonnaise giving it a bad reputation
This kimchi coleslaw uses Golden Monkfruit sweetener to keep the carbs limited to the ones found in the cabbage and other vegetables.
I use just enough mayonnaise to make the sauce creamy but not enough to add on unnecessary calories. However, I do love mayo especially Dukes mayo so if you add an extra scoop I won't judge.
How is Kimchi Made?
Kimchi is a Korean staple that has been made for thousands of years. The proscess of making kimchi has been updated in modern times from the traditional methods involving burying clay pots packed with salted Napa cabbage.
Nowadays kimchi can be made at home fairly easily in mason jars. The intense smell can be overwhelming so I leave it to the pros and buy my kimchi at my local asian market. You will find all sorts of fantastic ingredients at the asian market that you didn't even know existed.
What Can You Serve Kimchi Coleslaw With?
This Kimchi Coleslaw is obviously a great side dish to serve with any asian inspired dishes but it can easily be turned into a main coarse by topping with your favorite protein. Shrimp, pork, steak, chicken or fish all pair perfectly with kimchi coleslaw.
I love to portion the kimchi into small carryout containers as a great on the go keto side. Plus its just fun to eat out of those paper carryout containers and it looks cool. People always ask where I got them.