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Something I make often is this Thai Slaw with Peanut and Lime Dressing. In this salad Crisp Cabbage, Carrots and gang are smothered in a delicious rich peanut butter dressing. 

Red Cabbage, Red Pepper, Coriander and Peanuts in a black bowl on a grey creased towel

Everyone loves a good coleslaw right? I didn’t for a long time. Mayo laden coleslaw makes me want to gag and I have never really taken to it. However, I love a shredded cabbage slaw that has a nice zingy dressing, kinda like this one.

As ever when using Peanut Butter, I would recommend Pip and Nut or even better? Make your own. Other nut butters would also work but I find peanut butter works best in this recipe. I know that people talk about peanut butter negatively sometimes but that is because most peanut butters on the shelves, is loaded with sugar. The one I use isn’t and is unbelievably delicious. Like I could eat the whole tub delicious. By the way, I was actually shocked when I learnt hat Peanuts aren’t nuts and they are actually legumes but hey I love them whatever they are.

So this salad is a spin on a traditional crisp cabbage slaw. The Thai style peanut sauce is divine and makes the best dressing. I love how colourful this salad is. I love all the different textures and flavours too. This is the perfect side dish at gatherings. It is quick and easy to make too which always makes any recipe instantly more appealing.

The bright rainbow of veggies here make for a nutritional powerhouse of a salad and deliver a huge dose of antioxidants.

I know the list of ingredients looks long but please don’t let that discourage you. The great thing about this recipe is that it makes use of all the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, like shredded coleslaw, grated carrots etc. Salads like this where you can just chuck a load of pre shredded veg together, are perfect for days when you can’t be asked or are tired. 

Thai Slaw with Peanut and Lime Dressing

Something I make often is this Thai Slaw with Peanut and Lime Dressing. In this salad Crisp Cabbage, Carrots and gang are smothered in a delicious rich peanut butter dressing. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Coleslaw, Salad; BBQ; Barbeque, Slaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Safira

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups Shredded Cabbage I use around 2 cups of red cabbage to 1 cup of white
  • 2 Carrots Grated
  • 1 Red Pepper Cut into thin strips
  • 2 Spring Onions Sliced Finely
  • 1/4 bunch Coriander cut finely

Dressing

  • 80 g Peanut Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic microplane or crushed
  • 2 tsp Ginger crushed
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • 2.5 tbsp Honey
  • 1.5 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha or similar hot sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp Salted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad to a large bowl.

  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. 

  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. 

  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and nuts and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Put any leftovers in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. The cabbage will give off water the longer it’s stored, so the fresher the better.

If you only plan on eating some of the salad on the day you make it, don't use all the dressing all at once. Add a little per day.

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