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Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

This easy to make side dish uses grocery store short cuts for a crunchy, satisfying and healthy Thai Slaw and whose secret is the flavorful peanut butter dressing! Add rotisserie chicken if desired for a complete meal.
Serves 6 - 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: asian, edamame, healthy, peanut butter, short cut, slaw
Servings: 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 deli 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.
  • Note: Dressing will be thick but will coat ingredients when tossed together
  • Optional: Thin your dressing out with 1 – 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, if desired

To make slaw:

  • 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 green onion and cilantro if desired.


  • 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.
  • Optional: Add shredded rotisserie chicken and toss in salad for added protein and a complete meal.