Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

This easy to make side dish uses grocery store short cuts for a crunchy, satisfying and healthy Thai Slaw.

Pssst: The secret to this slaw is the flavorful peanut butter dressing! Add rotisserie chicken for additional protein and a complete meal.

Happy March! I’m kicking off the month with a healthy slaw that plays nicely as a flavorful side dish at your potluck or as an Asian salad for lunch or dinner!

It’s one of 150 delicious recipes from

*Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life

by Martina McBride, 2018 Oxmoor House.

While there are plenty of recipes to tempt my taste buds in this cookbook, after indulging in Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese {warning: addictive for cheese lovers}, I opted for this healthy slaw as a salad for lunch.

This Thai slaw comes together quickly using grocery store short cuts for easy prep. . .  cole slaw mix, shredded carrots and frozen shelled edamame. The only chopping left to do is slivers of red bell pepper, green onion and cilantro.

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing,

Serves  6 – 8

Dressing Ingredients

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

Juice 1 lime

1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil (I used toasted sesame oil)

1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more to taste

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1-inch square piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Slaw ingredients

14 oz. bag coleslaw or 6 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup frozen shelled edamame

1 cup shredded carrot

1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

2 green onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup salted peanuts or cashews, chopped

Sesame seeds

To make dressing:

Whisk together peanut butter, brown sugar, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, Sriracha, ginger and garlic in medium bowl; set aside.

Cook edamame according to package directions. Let cool slightly.

Stir together edamame, cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and cilantro in large bowl. Stir in peanut dressing, tossing to coat. Top with peanuts and sesame seeds just before serving. Garnish with additional cilantro and green onion if desired.


Add shredded rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and toss in salad for added protein and a complete meal.

Printable Recipe

The winner of a copy of Martina’s Kitchen Mix is

Danielle G!

I’ll be in touch by email and get your cookbook to you.

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway, I so enjoyed reading everyone’s ‘go-to’ comfort food and favorite songs on your playlist. ♥

*Thank you to Time Inc. / Meredith Special Interest Media/Books for providing copies of this book for my review and giveaway.

Thank you for your visit! Sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch

  21 comments for “Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

  1. Beatrice
    March 2, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Add 1 tsp nam pla for some umami!

  2. Gale
    March 2, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Looks delish!
    Forgot to mention my favorite album recently:
    Trisha Yearwood’s new album, Let’s Be Frank!
    Songs that Frank Sinatra made famous!
    Wonderful orchestration and her voice is beautiful!
    You can only purchase it at Williams Sonoma.
    As always, thank you, Mary for all your inspiration!

  3. Deb
    March 2, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Yum Mary! I love a slaw recipe that’s not mayonnaise based. This looks delicious and I love the idea of adding chicken. Pinning, Happy Weekend!

  4. Debbie
    March 2, 2019 at 7:34 am

    As always, your blog is a feast for my eyes. Have you ever thought of publishing a book? I would be first in line to buy it!!

  5. March 2, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I eat a cabbage salad every single day at lunch, Mary, and put nuts, cheese, meat, strawberries, and avocado, with a homemade balsamic dressing. This salad would be a nice alternative for me. I can’t wait to try it! Congratulations to the winner of Martina’s cookbook. Happy weekend to you! 😘

  6. Mary
    March 2, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Hi, Is there a way to pin your recipes?

    • March 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Hi Mary, Yes, Hover over the upper left hand corner of any photo, the Pin/Save button, pops right up! :)

  7. anne
    March 2, 2019 at 10:11 am

    This salad sounds scrumptious. I’m definitely going to have to buy her cookbook! Congratulations to the winner!
    I’m with Debbie on you publishing a book with all your inspirations with lots and lots of photos. A best seller for sure!!!

  8. March 2, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Yum, I love this type of salad, and have made a similar one…the addition of edamame is a great idea! Congrats to your lucky winner!

  9. Julie Duncan
    March 2, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I just ate breakfast, and I’m now hungry to try this salad! Beautiful display!

  10. March 2, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I’m always looking for new slaw recipes Mary and this one sounds like a winner:@)

  11. Betsy Roush
    March 2, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    A derivative of this salad has been a summer staple in my home for years. It’s quick to assemble and always a crowd favorite packed with flavor and crunch. My daughter and I are vegetarians and recipes like this allow me to add chicken into only my husband’s serving. Thanks for continuing to share recipes; I’m always looking for yet another family favorite. This cookbook looks so great, I’m sure I’m going to pick it up soon!

  12. Cyndi Raines
    March 2, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Looks like a good tasty slaw with added crunch with the nuts and the peanut butter dressing sounds yummy. Liked the idea of the added chicken too. Yes, Happy March, sounds so good to say it! Winter’s almost over! 🤗

  13. March 3, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Mary, Your photography and photo styling is drool-worthy! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe, Happy Sunday!

  14. ellenstillabower
    March 3, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Danielle G!! I can’t wait to try this slaw…looks delish! Thank you for the giveaway and the recipe!!🎉🎈🎁🍷🥗

  15. March 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Mary, your blog is my all-time favorite! I tried your Thai-slaw with peanut dressing for dinner tonight and loved it. I will be giving you credit on my blog. I get your blog posts sent directly to my e-mail, but this is the first time I’ve left a comment.

    • March 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

      I’m glad it was a hit Phyllis, thanks for letting me know! Thank you for your visits too ♥

  16. March 13, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Mary, this looks so good and something I can turn into a KETO friendly meal (I’ve lost 40 lbs. on this) by switching out the brown sugar for a brown sugar sweetener. So many asian recipes have sugar and cornstarch to not keto items. And my hubby loves peanut sauce. Thanks!

  17. Nancy Lempinen
    May 4, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Just discovered your blog, love your recipes haven’t tried yet but definitely will. The tableau you arrange with your recipes, dishes and accessories are sweet looking as is your adorable looking dog,

  18. Carmen
    August 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    How much vinegar and what kind? The directions say to mix the dressing ingredients but the vinegar is missing from the list.

    • August 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      Oops, sorry! The printable recipe has noted: Dressing will be thick but will coat ingredients when tossed together.Optional: Thin your dressing out with 1 – 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, if desired.

Leave a Reply to Carmen Cancel reply

%d bloggers like this: