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Overhead view of crunchy peanut slaw

Thai Peanut Slaw (Paleo, Vegan)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups (8 Servings) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This colorful veggie slaw with peanut sauce is the perfect blend of colors, flavors, and textures. Fresh, crunchy, creamy, and gorgeous, it’s a perfect healthy side dish. (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo)



For The Peanut Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts or peanuts + salt)
  • 1/3 cup lite coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 12 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (or rice vinegar)

For The Peanut Slaw:

  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage (or coleslaw mix)
  • 3 cups shredded purple/red cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned (sliced thinly into matchsticks)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/41/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Start By Making The Peanut Dressing. In a jar or small bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut milk, tamari, syrup, and lime juice. Whisk or blend to combine. (An immersion blender makes this extra easy!)
  2. Next, Build Your Slaw. In a large bowl, combine green cabbage, purple cabbage, grated carrots, bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, peanuts, and sesame seeds.
  3. Drizzle With Dressing. Add about half of the peanut dressing to the slaw and toss the slaw to coat well in the peanut dressing. Let it sit 10-15 minutes, and add additional dressing, if desired.
  4. Garnish. To serve, add a few more chopped peanuts, cilantro, or sesame seeds, as desired.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut slaw, asian slaw, thai slaw, thai peanut slaw,