This Asian coleslaw with peanut dressing is not to be missed! We have taken regular coleslaw and up-leveled it with Asian flavors. This coleslaw is crunchy and the peanut dressing is refreshing and complex. The flavors of lime, peanut, garlic, ginger, and soy are balanced throughout. This slaw is the perfect side dish and is bursting with fresh flavors!
Why You Will Love Asian Coleslaw
- We have taken classic coleslaw and added Asian flavors.
- It is the perfect side dish for a BBQ.
- It is refreshing and complex.
- The dressing is balanced with flavor from lime, peanut, soy, and ginger.
- It has a great crunch from the cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper.
Ingredients and Substitutions
For The Coleslaw
- Cabbage: We shredded one head of cabbage for this recipe.
- Green Onions: We added green onions to the slaw and on top.
- Red Bell Pepper: The red bell pepper adds great flavor and crunch to the coleslaw.
- Fresh Cilantro: We added chopped cilantro to the slaw.
- Grated Carrots: The carrots add crunch to the slaw.
For The Peanut Dressing
- Sweetener: We used monk fruit in this recipe to sweeten the dressing. Some other great options are sugar, honey, or your sweetener of choice.
- Lime: Lime juice makes this recipe refreshing.
- Rice Vinegar: Is added to the peanut dressing.
- Soy Sauce: Both reduced-sodium soy sauce and tamari sauce will work in this recipe.
- Sesame Oil: Is added to the dressing for flavor.
- Ginger: Adds flavor and complexity to the dressing.
- Garlic: We added garlic to the dressing.
- PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter: Both PB2 and PBfit work perfectly in this recipe.
- Red Pepper Flakes: These are optional but add spice to the dish if desired.
What’s The Difference Between Soy Sauce And Tamari?
The difference between soy sauce and tamari sauce is that tamari contains no wheat and less sodium. Tamari is gluten-free while soy sauce is not. Soy sauce is made with wheat and is salty. Either tamari sauce or soy sauce can be used in this recipe.
How To Make Asian Coleslaw With Peanut Dressing
First, prepare the ingredients. Shred the cabbage or use store-bought shredded cabbage. Then, slice the green onions, chop the red bell pepper, and finely chop the cilantro. After that, peel and grate the carrots or use store-bought grated carrots.
To make the peanut dressing, add your sweetener of choice, lime juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce or tamari sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic to a bowl. Whisk these ingredients.
Next, add the PB2 powdered peanut butter or PBfit to the bowl with the dressing and whisk it in.
To assemble the dish, combine the shredded cabbage, sliced green onions, chopped red bell pepper, and grated carrots in a large bowl.
Then, pour the peanut dressing over the coleslaw. Mix the coleslaw with the peanut dressing and enjoy!
How To Serve Asian Coleslaw
This Asian slaw with ginger peanut dressing should be served immediately after the dressing is added and combined. Also, we added extra green onions and cilantro on top. If you would like to make the slaw and dressing ahead of time you can let both of them chill separately in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving. When you are ready to serve the dish, just combine the slaw and dressing.
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6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories89
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
- Sodium 190mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
- Sugars 7.3g
- Protein 4.7g 10%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.