Perilla Slaw

Active Time: N/ATotal Time15 MIN
Yield: Serves : 12

This Perilla Slaw showcases the sweet aroma of perilla, or shiso, a tender herb reminiscent of basil. It pairs perfectly with crunchy cabbage, apples, and carrots.


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, preferably Kewpie

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 (2-pound) head of cabbage, shredded on a mandoline (about 9 cups)

  • 3/4 pound carrots, julienned 
(about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 (8-ounce) Gala or Fuji apples, julienned 

  • 1 (8-ounce) red onion, thinly sliced 

  • 20 perilla or large basil leaves

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, rice vinegar, lemon zest and juice, and 2 teaspoons salt until smooth.

Step 2    

Add the cabbage, carrots, apples, and onion, and toss to coat. Immediately before serving, julienne perilla leaves. Toss slaw with perilla, and season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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