I am not a huge fan of traditional creamy coleslaw BUT I love love love this cashew coleslaw! It is sweet and tangy with the perfect amount of crunch and texture, and comes together in minutes!

Cashew Coleslaw
I made this Cashew Coleslaw as a side dish, then couldn’t stop eating the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Cashew Coleslaw Salad

Cashew Coleslaw is the perfect recipe alternative to traditional coleslaw. Maybe I have blocked a negative creamy coleslaw experience as a child, but if creamy coleslaw is on the table, I pass it right by. Not so with Cashew Coleslaw. I literally could not stop eating it. I made it when friends came over for dinner and only stopped heaping it on my plate because I was trying to act ladylike. The next day however, I finished if off! By myself. Didn’t even ask if anyone else wanted any!

Cashew Coleslaw Recipe

I like a lot of texture in my salad and I especially love adding nuts to my salads. I also prefer a vinegar-based dressing on salads to mayonnaise-based dressing. So basically, this Cashew Coleslaw salad is perfectly suited to me, and maybe to you too!

Because I was in a rush preparing for the dinner party, I did not get shots of the recipe in progress but it was so easy:

  1. toast nuts and Ichiban noodles
  2. mix up the dressing
  3. toss it all together with a bag of coleslaw
  4. take a reasonable serving then stare it at for the rest of the night while half-listening to the conversation (jk, I was listening, I can multitask)
Cashew Coleslaw in vintage Fire King
Let’s take a moment to admire my first Fire King purchase: 3 little vintage bowls for $2! I am in love with them!

No need to belabour the point: I love Cashew Coleslaw and can’t wait to share the recipe with you! Hope you like it!

xoxo Nicole

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Cashew Coleslaw Recipe

Cashew Coleslaw Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Cashew Coleslaw

Sweet and tangy, crunchy and delicious, this Cashew Coleslaw recipe comes together fast and will become your new favourite coleslaw!

Course Salad
Keyword Cashew Coleslaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people unless you eat it all for lunch
Author The Spirited Thrifter


  • 1 1/2 cups cashew pieces
  • 1 package Ichiban noodles, only noodles - break them up before you open the package and discard the seasoning pack

Put cashews and noodles on a cookie sheet and toast at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes until golden.

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

Mix these together for the dressing.

  • 1 package coleslaw
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped


  1. Mix nuts, noodles, coleslaw, green onions, and dressing together in a bowl. You can do this a bit ahead of time and let it sit for the flavours to blend together.

  2. Serve some to friends then eat the rest for lunch the next day. ;P


  1. 5 stars
    Wow. Another recipe that I am going to go nuts over. (Get it? cashew-nuts) oh, well, thanks for a great recipe for me to try. Keep em’ coming Nicole.

    • nicole

      haha A-a-a-a-cashew. Bless me. Okay, I’m trying too hard to be punny. The recipe is pretty yummy, worth a try!