Thai Peanut Slaw

Thai Inspired Peanut Slaw

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This super light and fresh veggie side is perfect to serve at a summer BBQ or even a simple weeknight dinner. Pair it with your favorite protein for a complete meal. I am a sucker for peanut sauce, I can’t get enough. I love this bright and flavorful side dish. It is veggie packed and the bright lime juice adds a little tang to it, while the savory peanut sauce balances it out. Plus, it is so colorful and pretty!

This recipe comes together in just a few minutes and requires no cooking, so that is a win in my book! You can really use whatever veggies you like here. I used up a bunch of things from my veggie drawer. I love having a bag of coleslaw on hand. It is great as a side and easy to add to salads. You can also eat this as a salad if you like. I actually added chicken and ate two servings for lunch and it was perfect!

Here is what you will need:

  • Tri Color Cole Slaw Mix – you can find this by the bagged salads. You can also shred up some green and purple cabbage instead.
  • Carrots – shredded or julienned
  • Bell Peppers – choose whatever color you like. I used red and green
  • Scallions/Green Onions – slice these thin and use the whites and greens
  • Cilantro
  • Peanut Butter Powder – Lakanto makes a powdered peanut butter. You can also use regular peanut butter. You may have to thin the dressing with water if using regular peanut butter.
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – use coconut aminos for gluten free
  • Sesame Oil – this gives such good flavor, try not to substitute
  • Lime Juice – fresh or bottled
  • Rice Vinegar

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Thai Inspired Peanut Slaw

Course: Sides, SaladsCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Easy


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  • 3 cups raw tri color coleslaw mix

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red and/or green bell pepper

  • 2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • Black and white sesame seeds for garnish

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • Fresh limes for garnish

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

  • Peanut Sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter powder

  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  • Mix all peanut sauce ingredients with a whisk in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Mix coleslaw, carrots, peppers, scallions, and cilantro.
  • Toss vegetables with lime juice and sesame oil.
  • Drizzle peanut sauce over top and garnish with sesame seeds.


  • MFP Entry: Sprinkles and the Smiths Thai Peanut Slaw

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