In a small mixing bowl, add extra virgin olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, and ginger. Whisk together until smooth. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper to bring the flavour home.
Empty salad from strainer into the actual bowl and add slaw mix.
Stir in sesame seeds and almond slices.
Add mandarin oranges and toss gently.
Pour slaw mix, gently stirring (to avoid bursting oranges) until even.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve cold and top with chow mein noodles for a non-gluten-free option.