5 Minute Crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw

A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!

A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you’re a rockstar in the kitchen!

Another week, another The Chew recipe! Can you tell I am a HUGE fan of the show? If you want to see my previous Chew recipes you can view them here:

I think I need to be an employee of The Chew since I am basically cooking my way through the entire show at this point! And something that is even more amazing is every recipe I have ever tried has been great! Not just, “oh this was okay,” I mean GREAT. I’ve made another half dozen or so recipes I haven’t posted yet. I usually make a dish a couple of times to test out versions of it before it makes it onto this blog.

This Chew recipe is from Clinton Kelly….AGAIN. I honestly think it is pretty funny that two chefs I ADORE (Symon and Batali) and somehow the recipes I can’t wait to make almost always come from Clinton Kelly! His recipes are fun, approachable and full of flavor!

I actually made this recipe to be a side for the Panda Express Chow Mein and some Spicy Cashew Chicken we were set to enjoy with some friends and family. I expected both of those dishes to be eaten before this one. I figured a cold slaw in comparison to two favorites wouldn’t measure up. WRONG. This dish was the first thing to go. In fact I ended up eating a huge portion of this instead of the rest of the food. If you know me you know that I basically want to eat that Spicy Cashew Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory every day for the rest of my life I love it so much. So for me to cast it aside for this dish? Winner, winner chicken….Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw!

One of my favorite things about this bowl of food is the cucumber in the noodles. I’m used to spiralizing carrots and know how wonderful they are. But the cucumbers surprised me because they stole the show! Tender noodles that were long and didn’t break, they took on the dressing and were a fantastic addition to the slaw. Don’t leave them out! I have this Paderno Spiralizer you can grab from Amazon, but I’ve also tried and loved this significantly less expensive one

In a large bowl bowl, whisk together the juice of 3 limes, peanut butter, grated ginger, rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and canola oil. A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!
Season to taste with chili flakes, salt and pepper.  Peel the carrots and cucumbers. Using a spiralizer make noodles out of the cucumber, carrots and bell peppers. The bell peppers won’t come out as noodles per se but they will be sliced thinly and that works. Add the prepared cucumbers, red bell peppers, carrots, cilantro, scallions and peanuts to the large bowl with the dressing. A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!


Toss everything well. Garnish with chopped peanuts (use honey roasted if you can, trust me!). Isn’t this slaw a thing of beauty? A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!

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5 Minute Crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw

A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups English cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 bunch scallions (thinly sliced on a bias)
  • 3 limes
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup roasted , honey roasted peanuts (roughly chopped, plus more to garnish)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl bowl, whisk together the juice of 3 limes, peanut butter, grated ginger, rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and canola oil.
  • Season to taste with chili flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Peel the carrots and cucumbers.
  • Using a spiralizer make noodles out of the cucumber, carrots and bell peppers.
  • The bell peppers won't come out as noodles per se but they will be sliced thinly and that works.
  • Add the prepared cucumbers, red bell peppers, carrots, cilantro, scallions and peanuts to the large bowl with the dressing.
  • Toss everything well.
  • Garnish with peanuts (use honey roasted if you can, trust me!).

Notes

Adapted from The Chew and Clinton Kelly! Can you tell by now how much I love the show?

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3184IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: 5 Minute Crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw, vegetable slaw

Dinner then Dessert TIPS

 You definitely don’t NEED a spiralizer for this dish. I actually made it two ways, one with matchstick cut veggies and one spiralized in testing this recipe. While the “noodles” were a HIT with the testers, both bowls of slaw were emptied in minutes!

A fresh, crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw with fresh cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. Seasoned with sesame oil, lime juice and peanut butter this dish will make your friends and family think you're a rockstar in the kitchen!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Awesome recipe! I added some rotisserie chicken to make it a meal. The flavors were great!

    FYI, the ingredient list doesn’t mention the sesame oil needed for the dressing. I almost had a panic, then found my new unopened bottle in the cupboard!

  2. What brand of spiralizer do you have, Sabrina? I’m thinking it just might be the next kitchen gadget I have to buy!

      1. Thanks Sabrina! Good to know. There are some super-cheap ones on Amazon, but I’m guessing they aren’t worth anything. Better to go with the highly rated one!

        1. Yeah, the one I have holds up against some pretty fibrous/starchy/hard veggies. The handheld ones are really usually better for things that are softer like cucumbers.

  3. This slaw looks amazing! I was once in the audience of the chew and got to sit at the tasting table. It was so much fun!

  4. This looks absolutely wonderful! I make an asian broccoli slaw salad, but it does not look anywhere as delicious as this recipe! Gotta give this a try, for sure! 🙂

  5. Oh this sounds amazing. I love the addition of the crunch. I would have never thought of it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. This recipe would be great to serve at my dinner party this weekend. I have never tried making crunchy Asian Lime-Peanut Slaw before. It looks delicious.

  7. Now that is a great idea for dinner! I love the peanut twist to this! Most of the time I see Teriyaki but a peanut sauce sounds amazing.

  8. That sounds super delicious! We took a trip to Asia, and we couldn’t get enough of the food. I can’t wait to try this recipe.