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Kimchi Slaw

Kimchi slaw is an easy to make slaw with a Korean twist! With crisp and juicy kimchi, it’s just bursting with flavor. It’s the perfect cooling condiment to accompany any Korean inspired meal or give any meal a bit of a Korean flair!

kimchi slaw served in a bowl

It’s basically the same as your average cabbage slaw, but with a healthy addition of kimchi! Which is, as you may know, Korean fermented cabbage.

All you need for kimchi slaw is: your favorite kimchi, cabbage (red or green), vegan mayonnaise (cause hey, I’m vegan), and rice wine vinegar.

And making the slaw is as easy as mixing it all together in a bowl!

So there you have it! Your very own kimchi slaw, which is certainly one of the most tasty slaws out there!

ingredients for kimchi slaw

Recipes to enjoy it with: my vegan Korean BBQ burgers, my gochujang bean burgers, anything you have with Korean BBQ sauce, and like any cookout style meal where you’re feeling something a bit different!

Kimchi is so flavorful that your slaw doesn’t need much to be amazing!

A note about kimchi if you’re vegan or vegetarian: it often has fish sauce or shrimp paste in it rendering it not vegan, however not all kimchi does. So read ingredients and check labels before buying!

Make it your own!

You can always change the ratio of fresh cabbage and kimchi. I use a 1:1 ratio in my kimchi slaw, but you can always use more or less kimchi to your own liking.

You can add more rice vinegar if you want more of a sour tang to your kimchi.

Feel free to give it a kick with some gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes) or crushed red pepper. Fresh chiles like jalapeño or serrano are great too!

kimchi slaw mixed together in mixing bowl

If you make this vegan kimchi slaw, leave a comment below and rate the recipe on the recipe card. And please share your photos with me on Instagram, tag @thecuriouschickpea and #thecuriouschickpea. I love seeing your recreations!

kimchi slaw served in a bowl

Kimchi Slaw

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Kimchi slaw is a flavorful and easy slaw with a Korean twist! Make it vegan by using vegan mayonnaise and a vegan kimchi (check ingredients for fish sauce or shrimp paste).


  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage (green or red)
  • 1 cup chopped kimchi
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Store in sealed container in fridge until ready to eat.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is calculated automatically so should be used as an estimate.

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