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:
- Macadamia Crusted Chicken with Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa
- Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars
- Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco
- Richest, Cheesiest Mashed Potatoes
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.
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 chopped peanuts (use honey roasted if you can, trust me!). Isn’t this slaw a thing of beauty?
- 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
- 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!).
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!
How much sesame oil, please?
Do you think this would keep for a few days?
I think the veggies may get too soft over time.
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!
What brand of spiralizer do you have, Sabrina? I’m thinking it just might be the next kitchen gadget I have to buy!
Molly I use the Paderno Spiralizer and totally LOVE it. I don’t even put it away and anytime we have pasta I do 50/50 with veggies. Usually carrot or zucchini.
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!
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.
yei love this recipe!! 5 minutes makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner
Thank you! It really is a fun flavorful dish!
The looks soooo good! I can’t wait to make this.
I actually have everything on hand to make this. Looks like I found lunch today! Thanks!
I hope you loved it Krista!
This looks and sounds amazing. Love all the colors.
This looks amazing. I pinned it and can’t wait to try it!
Awesome, thanks for the pin Aimee!
Different looking salad. I think it looks great though.
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!
HOW EXCITING! That would totally make my week!
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! 🙂
That looks delicious! I cannot wait to make it for myself!
Oh this sounds amazing. I love the addition of the crunch. I would have never thought of it. Thanks so much for sharing.
My pleasure Shauna! I hope you love it!
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.
This looks like a great dish to make. I love to try new recipes. My family would love this.
Wow, that sounds like it’s loaded with fresh flavor and it’s SO colorful.
So colorful! Looks delicious. I definitely wanna give it a try.
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.
Thanks Amber! And thank you for sharing the post on Facebook!
I am also a big fan of the Chew! This crunch Asian salad looks wonderfully delicious!
Just as you always do, you have made me hungry. This looks fantastic!
Mission accomplished, haha.
We love Asian food. This sounds yummy!
This looks absolute out of this world! I am going to pin this one to do soon! YUM!
Thanks for the pin Jeanette!
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.
This slaw looks delicious! Love all the flavor that goes on here!! Pinning!
Thanks for the pin Neli!
As always, this looks amazing. I love it even more since it is a 5 minute meal! You can’t beat that!
I love taking coleslaw in an Asian direction, so delicious!
OMG. This looks delicious. I am pinning this so that I remember to make it!
Thanks for the pin Scarlet!
Yum! This looks like my perfect salad. Pinned for later!
Thanks for the pin Alisa!
Loving the fresh flavors in this slaw! So pretty too!
Suh-WEET! I can’t wait to make this! I love Asian food, and you totally won me over at “5 minute”.
Yup! I love how quick this dish is!