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Tasty Thai Asian Slaw

This Tasty Thai Asian Slaw is bursting with fresh flavours starting with fresh mint, coriander, basil and lime and finishing with a Thai dressing that is teeming with umami.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Easy
Servings: 8
Calories: 198kcal


  • Mandoline / V-Slicer


For the salad…

  • ½ head Chinese Cabbage {Nappa Cabbage/Wombok} (approximately 750 grams)
  • 2 large carrots (approximately 360 grams)
  • 1 large red capsicum {bell pepper} (approximately 300 grams)
  • 1 small bunch coriander {cilantro} (1 cup)
  • 4 sprigs basil (⅓ cup)
  • 3 sprigs Asian mint (¼ cup)
  • ½ cup peanuts (roasted)
  • 2 tbsps extra peanuts for a garnish
  • 4 tbsps sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 long chilli

For the Thai Vinaigrette…

  • ¼ cup MCT oil {you could also use extra virgin olive oil or peanut oil}
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2-3 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (chiffonade)
  • ¼ teaspoon brown sugar


  • Wash and trim all your vegetables, finely shred your cabbage, either julienne or grate your carrots, cut your capsicums into 2cm (½ inch) strips.
  • Wash your herbs, pat dry or spin in a salad spinner to remove excess water. Pick the basil and mint leaves from their stems and roughly chop your coriander.
  • Trim your chillies, rinse under cold water and slice on the diagonal.
  • Place all your vinaigrette ingredients in a glass jar, season and shake until emulsified.
  • Add all your ingredients (except the sliced chilli and extra peanuts) in a large mixing bowl, pour over the vinaigrette, season and toss until well combined.
  • Arrange in a salad platter scatter the peanuts and chilli on top to garnish, chill in the fridge until ready to serve.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3880IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg