Easiest Ever 5 Minute Thai Peanut Ginger Slaw

This Thai Slaw recipe uses broccoli slaw and a Thai peanut ginger dressing for a tasty side dish you can make in 5 minutes!

Thai Slaw in a white bowl.

Sometimes you just need a no-fuss side dish. You know what I’m talking about. Those days when cooking is a hassle all together, or the main dish is already complicated enough, or you get invited to that last-minute potluck and don’t have all day to make something. That’s where this Thai broccoli slaw recipe comes in.

To the rescue! I kid you not, you can have this done in FIVE MINUTES.

Yes, I timed myself.

Part of what makes it so easy is that I cheated a little bit and used a pre-packaged produce item. GASP! I know, it’s weird, isn’t it? I never buy those salad kits or pre-cut fruit, but the one pre-packaged item I swear by is broccoli slaw. It’s just amazing.

Thai Slaw in a white bowl.

Sometimes I use it in place of pasta or swap out half my Pad Thai noodles with the stuff to bring down the calories. It sounds crazy but it works.

Here’s how you make this Thai Peanut Slaw:

First, you just dump the broccoli slaw in a bowl with a handful of cilantro leaves.

Next, put some peanuts, lime juice, fish sauce (or salt), oil, vinegar, and fresh ginger in a food processor and go to town on it.

Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to coat.

Sprinkle a few reserved peanuts over the top and you are good-to-go.

Thai Slaw in a white bowl.

See, I told you it was easy. Come to think of it, I’ve been sharing a LOT of easy recipes with you guys lately.

Let’s just say it’s because it’s hot outside and not because I’m lazy okay?

My favorite kind of recipes are ones where the food processor does all the hard work. I used my handy counter-top size food processor and it was a breeze. Chucked the bowl, blade, and lid right into the dishwasher and cleanup was done!

Thai Slaw in a white bowl.

Alright, go get busy!

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Thai Slaw in a white bowl.

Easiest Ever 5 Minute Thai Peanut Ginger Slaw Recipe

This Thai Slaw recipe uses broccoli slaw and a Thai peanut ginger dressing for a tasty side dish you can make in 5 minutes!
4.3 from 20 votes
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz. package of broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup peanuts - divided
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce - (or substitution in notes below)
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root - roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Place broccoli slaw and cilantro leaves in a large bowl.
  • Put half of the peanuts until the bowl of a food processor along with the lime juice, fish sauce, peanut oil, vinegar, and ginger. Process until liquefied.
  • Roughly chop remaining peanuts and add to the bowl.
  • Pour dressing over top and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

NOTES

If you don’t have fish sauce, you can substitute ½ Tablespoon of soy sauce, ½ Tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g

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Comments:

  1. Healthy, easy and tasty! Instead of the peanuts and peanut oil, I used 1/2 TB peanut butter and dissolved it in the lime juice and fish sauce before pouring it over the broccoli slaw. I also added 1 tsp granulated sugar to the sauce mixture for a hint of sweetness. I do miss the crunch of the peanuts, but since I don’t have any in my pantry, the peanut butter is a good substitute.

    1. Hi, Anna! I’m glad you found a way to make this work for you – definitely try it with the peanuts sometime, the crunch is super tasty 🙂

  2. Hi! This looks fab – can you tell me what’s in the Broccoli Slaw? I’ve never seen that here in HK.

    Thanks!

  3. I just found your blog today, thanks to Tessa of Handle the Heat, and am delighted to see all the Thai recipes. Some of my tastiest and most adventurous eating occurred during the two months a friend and I spent in Bangkok. I also had the privilege of taking a Thai cooking class at the Phuket Thai Cookery School earlier this year. What fun. One thing I really like about the Thai recipes I’ve seen here on your site is that I think my husband would actually eat them. I’m really looking forward to trying your recipes.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Susan! That’s so great that you go to take classes in Phuket, I’m really jealous! I’m glad to be able to help with recipe ideas – those husbands can sure be picky sometimes! 🙂

  4. Made this last night — way so easy and even more tasty!! Was hard to make myself stop eating and save some for today! So good!

  5. One word.. Love!

    Would go perfect with what I’m posting on Wednesday.. YUM! Pinned girl, loving all the international inspired dishes!

    1. Thanks, Krista!! I’ll definitely check in to your site tomorrow so I can see what I should make with this slaw 🙂