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Summer Slaw with Peanut Dressing

I’m dreaming of summer and who doesn’t love a good coleslaw?!  They are especially great when you don’t want to cook on a hot night but so many of them have a lot of mayo and unhealthy ingredients.  Time to fix that with some delicious peanut dressing!

I picked up some radishes at Barrie Hill Farms and decided they’d make a colorful, crunchy addition to this.   If your kids are peanut butter lovers, imagine how excited they will be to hear they’re going to have peanut butter on their salads!

I love this salad because it has lots of crunch.  Cabbage, apple, radish, green onion and peanuts.  While it may make for a noisy dinner table, no worries because the oohhhsss and ahhhss will drown out the crunch.   I even chose a crunchy peanut butter for the dressing but that’s up to you.  Most importantly you want to find the most natural peanut butter without preservatives.

Women’s Day has a great post with a list of 12 peanut butters that they taste tested as well as examined the ingredients.  Their criteria was that it had to be 90% peanut butter with no artificial flavorings,  preservatives or flavorings.  Check out their choices here.

What is your favorite coleslaw to make?  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can share with our readers!  We love to see what goes on in your kitchen!

Summer Slaw with Peanut Dressing

I love a good coleslaw especially when you don't want to cook on a hot night but so many of them have a lot of mayo and unhealthy ingredients.  Time to fix that with some delicious peanut dressing!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 6
Calories 315 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger (or jarred minced)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon peanut butter (no preservatives)
  • 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 small green cabbage, (about 1 3/4 pounds), finely shredded) (I used half green, half purple)
  • 2 Zestar! apples, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
  • 6 radishes, sliced thinly
  • 4 scallions, cut on the diagonal into long, thin slices
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts


  • Blend ginger, shallot, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and oil in a blender until smooth; set aside.
  • Put cabbage, apples, red radishes, scallions, and peanuts in a large serving bowl. Pour in peanut dressing; toss thoroughly to combine.


Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 511mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1675IUVitamin C: 84.6mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword Coleslaw without mayo
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.


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