You can eat this Asian slaw with Ginger + Peanut Dressing as a side, with a dish of meat or fish or as a main. Find this healthy and gluten free recipe on #cleaneating
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Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}

This crunchy Asian Slaw is a healthy twist on a classic coleslaw with an exotic creamy Ginger Peanut Dressing instead of the mayo-heavy kind! It goes with any kind of meat or fish and makes the perfect light side dish for a bbq party! 

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Asian salad dressing, Asian slaw, bbq side, coleslaw, coleslaw dressing, easy salad recipes, light slaw dressing, mayo-free dressing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 346 kcal



  • 1/2 lb. green cabbage 225 g
  • 1/2 lb. red cabbage 225 g
  • 3 large carrots shredded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper de-seeded & sliced thin (or finely diced, your call)
  • 5 scallions thinly sliced
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts roughly chopped


  • 1 inch piece ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. For the slaw: using a large box grater or food processor with grating attachment, shred the cabbages and carrots. Add to a large mixing bowl with bell pepper and scallions. Set aside.
  2. To make dressing: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together grated ginger, grated garlic, and peanut butter until well combined, then whisk in remaining ingredients. Mix together well and season to taste.
  3. Pour dressing over slaw mixture and combine well, using your hands to toss and coat evenly. Season to taste and toss. Top with roasted peanuts and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Sodium 653mg 27%
Potassium 667mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 170.8%
Vitamin C 143.7%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.