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Peanut Slaw

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Olena Osipov
5 from 5 votes

Peanut Slaw

Peanut Slaw

I have had purple cabbage coleslaw mixed with easy peanut sauce and crunchy peanuts on my mind for a long time. In other words – a killer peanut slaw recipe!

I do love Thai food flavors. I got Pad Thai zucchini noodles, Thai salmon, Thai turkey meatballs and Thai cauliflower rice under my sleeve. Now, slaw. But it is not really that Thai because I haven’t used coconut milk or red curry paste typically found in Thai cooking but at same time peanuts, bean sprouts, cilantro and green onions. Let’s Call it Asian peanut slaw.

Tips for Best Healthy Peanut Slaw

  • Shred cabbage using mandoline. It makes the best uniform thinner shape slaw perfect for salads.
  • Use organic or at least all natural peanut butter. “Regular” peanut butter is loaded with hydrogenated oils and pesticides.
  • To make ahead, add peanuts and peanut sauce right before serving.

Asian peanut slaw

Easy Peanut Sauce

Oh my, this peanut sauce is so good I have a separate recipe for it. Creamy, healthy and hits the spot when your tastebuds crave that umami flavor. Peanut butter, soy sauce and garlic. Oh-la-la.

Tip: Dress the salad right before serving because cabbage soaks up the peanut sauce. I did that mistake and we ate a dryer slaw for about 3 days. Still very good but I would rather have fresh saucy than soggy slaw.

Peanut sauce slaw

What to Serve With?

This peanut slaw is so filling, you can easily serve it along brown rice, quinoa or noodles for a healthy vegan dinner. Doesn’t hurt many of us to eat less meat. To be honest, that’s the only way we eat it.:) But you can also add shredded chicken or cooked baby shrimp.

More Healthy Coleslaw Recipes to Try:

Peanut Slaw Recipe

Peanut Slaw

Peanut Slaw

10 minute crunchy Asian peanut slaw with creamy peanut sauce. Make ahead.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 1/2 medium head red cabbage shredded
  • 10 oz bag carrot matchsticks or shredded carrots
  • 8 oz bag bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onion sprigs chopped
  • Peanut Sauce


  • Prepare peanut sauce.
  • In a large bowl, add cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, peanuts, cilantro and green onions. Pour peanut sauce and gently mix for a few minutes. Serve immediately or prepare in advance and combine right before serving.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 3 days.


    Serving: 2cups | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6594IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      Really good recipe and easy to make. We had leftover veggies and this was a great way to use them up. Thanks!

    2. 5 stars
      This is the BEST peanut sauce I have EVER HAD!!!! I am eating it right off the spoon!
      * tip: try not to use runny peanut butter. A medium thickness is perfect*
      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!


    3. 5 stars
      This is the BEST peanut sauce I have EVER HAD!!!! I am eating it right off the spoon!
      * tip: try not to use runny peanut butter. A medium thickness is perfect*
      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    4. 5 stars
      This is the BEST peanut sauce I have EVER HAD!!!! I am eating it right off the spoon!
      * tip: try not to use runny peanut butter. A medium thickness is perfect*
      THANK YOU!!!!

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