Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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This cool and crunchy Asian slaw is a delicious way to eat your colors!

This Asian slaw is a great way to eat your colors, and it’s every bit as delicious as it is healthful. I know the list of ingredients looks long but please don’t let that discourage you. The great thing about the recipe is that it makes use of all the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, like shredded coleslaw, grated carrots, and shelled edamame. Pair the slaw with my Coconut Shrimp or any simply prepared Asian chicken, fish or pork dish. It makes a lot so you’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch, in which case it’s delicious all on its own.

What You’ll Need To Make Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

For the Ginger-Peanut Dressing

ingredients for Asian slaw dressing

For the Slaw

ingredients for Asian slaw

Step-by-Step Instructions

Begin by combining all of the ingredients for the dressing in a mixing bowl.

Asian slaw dressing ingredients in large mixing bowlWhisk until the peanut butter is dissolved. Set aside until ready to dress the slaw; the dressing can be made up to a few days ahead of time.

whisked dressing in mixing bowlNext, combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Asian slaw ingredients in mixing bowlBefore serving, add the dressing and toss well.

tossing Asian slaw with dressingLet the slaw sit for at least ten minutes so the vegetables have a chance to soak up the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I usually add a bit more salt), then serve chilled. This slaw is best served fresh but leftovers will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

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Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

This cool and crunchy Asian slaw is a delicious way to eat your colors!

Servings: 6 as a side dish

Ingredients

For the Ginger Peanut Dressing

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I like Skippy Natural No Need to Stir)
  • Heaping ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

For the Slaw

  • 4 cups prepared shredded coleslaw
  • 2 cups prepared shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 2 medium scallions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup chopped salted peanuts (or you can leave them whole)
  • ½ cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing (be sure the peanut butter is dissolved). Set aside.
  2. Combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the dressing and and toss well. Let the slaw sit for at least ten minutes so the vegetables have a chance to soak up the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I usually add a bit more salt.) Serve cold. This slaw is best served fresh but leftovers will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.
  3. Make-Ahead Instructions: The dressing can be prepared up to 2 days ahead of time; store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

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  • Calories: 339
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Cholesterol: 6mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Comments

  • As others have said, the sauce was amazing! My husband was eating the drippings at the bottom of the bowl. I also spooned some of the excess dressing onto my steak, and it was delicious. I spooned the dressing on a little to soon and the slaw was a little less crispy than I would have liked, but the extra time permeated the cabbage to my liking.

    • — sharon on July 5, 2022
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  • I added an extra pepper, used napa cabbage only, and made asian style marinated grilled chicken and made the rest as is. It is delicious! My daughter loves this salad.

    • — Diane O'Halloran on June 27, 2022
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  • I’ve made this a number of times now, it’s a crowd pleaser and everyone asks for the recipe. Thank you for posting.

    • — Linda on June 26, 2022
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  • I have made this recipe multiple times and every time it gets rave reviews. It is so simple to make and adapts to any ingredient alterations so nicely.

    • — Kim on June 19, 2022
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  • This dressing is so yummy – I’ll definitely make it again. I realized after starting the recipe that my cabbage wasn’t good anymore so I put the dressing on some mixed power greens – absolutely delightful tossed salad to go with grilled salmon!

    • — Kristin on May 31, 2022
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  • I made this again tonight for my visiting “foodie” daughter. She had seconds. I made my own slaw mix with napa cabbage, red cabbage and carrots straight off the farm! Yum! I served it with your/ few substitutions, dietary issues, Vietnamese meatballs!!! Omg great combo! Those meatballs and the fish sauce 🥳🤗😮

    • — Laurie Welsh on April 19, 2022
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  • Actually, I stand corrected: Skippy Natural doesn’t have trans fats, but it has sugar and palm oil. (I knew there was a reason I stopped buying it, because it’s soooo good.)

    • — Melanie on April 18, 2022
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  • I love your recipes and this one has gotten “restaurant quality” reviews from people. I just wanted to say that Skippy Natural PB is delicious, but it contains trans fats. It is not a healthy choice. 🙁

    • — Melanie on April 18, 2022
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  • Good gracious, just made this recipe along with your German potato salad to serve with a smoked pork butt. I was looking for something a bit different from the usual eastern NC barbeque cuisine. Wow!!! What an awesome slaw and potato salad!! My guests were raving! This was a grand slam! What I like about the slaw- the dressing was the perfectly balanced and I loved the crunch of the cabbage, carrots and other vegetables! I’ll be making this again and again! Thank you so much for the time taken to test, perfect and most importantly, share your recipes!

    • — Julie on April 15, 2022
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  • Loved this dressing. It was delicious. Not too sweet and just right. Loved the texture with all the veggies, peanuts, pepper and edamame.

    • — Charla on April 7, 2022
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  • The dressing was VERY sweet. I double checked the measurements and it was not very good.

    • — Kate on April 1, 2022
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  • I make a lot of different coleslaws, this one is really, really good. Given this slaw has peanut butter in it I would NOT bring it to a potluck.

    I give it an A+, really, it’s that good.

    • — margaret on March 13, 2022
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  • This is so good!! I used peas instead of edamame, because I didn’t have any. I added more slaw and used a little less dressing and it was still so good! (I’m trying to eat a little lighter)

    • — Kellie on March 5, 2022
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  • I didn’t had all the ingredients so I substituted some and even so it is so so yummy!!!
    The dressing it’s amazing!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

    • — Ildi on February 9, 2022
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