Asian Peanut Slaw

Asian Peanut Slaw by The Sweet Spot Blog

This Asian Peanut Slaw is so tasty!  Even Bear, who is not a slaw fan, enjoyed it and went back for seconds (and thirds…).  I’m going to make it for our neighborhood 4th of July picnic.  It’s a great complement to barbeque.

I was never a fan of coleslaw growing up.  I didn’t like the bland, creamy dressing they were generally served drowning in.  But that changed when I tried one that was vinaigrette based.  I’ve tried several great Asian slaw recipes.  This Asian Peanut Slaw recipe is sort of a mish mash of a few of them.

The key to a good slaw is not to buy the pre-cut, bagged stuff!  It is so tough and dry, and making your own slaw mix is super easy.  I like to add red bell pepper, snow peas and scallions to the shredded cabbage.  You could also add carrots, roasted corn or use purple onion instead of scallions.  Really throw in whatever you veggies you like.

Asian Peanut Slaw

(Adapted from recipe by Kelsey Nixon)

Slaw Mix:
1 head of Napa Cabbage, thinly sliced
1 large, red bell pepper, julienne
6 ounces snow peas, strings removed, thinly cut on the bias
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts chopped

Dressing:
½ cup rice wine vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons natural, creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame oil
½ cup canola oil
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Prepare and toss together the first five slaw ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.  In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter and honey.  When well blended (peanut butter and honey completely incorporated), whisk in sesame oil and canola oil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.   Dress slaw and garnish with chopped peanuts.

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8 Responses to Asian Peanut Slaw

  1. Kimberly Gauthier July 2, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    OMG this looks so yummy. The image is astounding!

    • Debbie July 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Thank you! Been working on my photography skills….. This recipe does not disappoint.

  2. Stephanie July 2, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    This looks so good. My husband just realized that he loves slaw, so Im going to make sure to make this for him!

    • Debbie July 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      My husband loved it – and it was great the next day too. Hope you both enjoy it!

  3. Foodie in WV July 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I love homemade slaw! Your recipe is definitely something I would try!

  4. Debbie July 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Give it a try – great summer slaw and really unique flavors!

  5. Ashely Brown July 3, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    This recipe sounds delicious and healthy . I love to try this. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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