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

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 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 1/2 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
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts (or you can leave them whole)
  • 1/2 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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Reviews & Comments

  • I wish I had tried this salad earlier! So tasty and relatively easy to make

    • — Olga on January 5, 2021
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  • I loved this salad
    Made it for a girl’s weekend with Asian inspired salmon…amazing!!

    • — Debbie on November 5, 2020
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  • This is a great recipe. We have made this twice and will make many more times. We also use it in egg rolls. We chop leftover pork tenderloin and combine with the slaw then stuff the wraps. We then cook them in an air fryer. The outside is crispy and the inside is hot. Thanks for the recipe.

    • — Al on October 11, 2020
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    • I’ve made this several times, and now it’s my go-to slaw recipe. I usually fix it with Oriental wings, and my guys all love them! Yum!

      • — Teri on November 8, 2020
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  • This is probably my all time favorite recipe ever found on Pinterest. My stand by for covered dish! Everyone loves it! Can’t tell you how many times I have been asked for the recipe – always a home run! Thank you for sharing!

    • — Julia on September 24, 2020
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  • This is such a delicious recipe! I’m sure it sould be varied in many ways, but it will be delicious! Took it to a socially distanced dinner party last week and everyone loved it! And there is no doubt that it is very healthy!!

    • — Victoria L Block on August 20, 2020
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Would this salad pair well with your Vietnamese Meatballs ?

    Thank you Lady !!!
    Angela B.

    • — Angela Burns on July 28, 2020
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    • Yep!

      • — Jenn on July 28, 2020
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  • Fabulous side, we served with grilled fish. I followed the exact recipe. With the leftovers, I tossed in sliced grilled chicken, toasted almonds, and a little more edemame and served it for lunch the next day. Another great recipe!

    • — Jill T on July 23, 2020
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  • So delicious! A perfect side dish. So colorful and flavorful! It was a nice change from the standard green salads we’ve been making all summer! We had it for almost 5 days either for lunch or as a side at dinner. Highly recommend!!

    • — mb on July 12, 2020
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  • Delicious!

    • — Lesley K. on June 25, 2020
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