Thai Style Slaw

Thai Style Slaw

Recently I have been working on a few Thai inspired projects that have just been begging for a Thai inspired coleslaw and after a bit of thought I came up with this one. I wanted to try doing this slaw without cabbage and so I needed a main ingredient for it that was nice and crunchy and I figured that fresh bean sprouts would be perfect. The next thing that came to mind was some vibrant red sweet pepper, thinly sliced, and of course carrots were also in. Next I padded the slaw with some fresh herbs including cilantro, mint and some green onions. For the dressing I went with a mix of fish sauce for saltiness, lime juice for tartness, sugar for sweetness, birds eye chilies for heat and some coconut milk to smooth things out.

Thai Style Slaw

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups bean sprouts
1 large carrot (julienned)
1 red pepper (thinly sliced)
2 green onions (sliced)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)
1 handful mint (chopped)
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce (or soy sauce for vegetarian)
1 lime (juice)
1 tablespoon palm sugar (grated)
1 birds eye chili (chopped)
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts (chopped)

Directions:
1. Mix the bean sprouts, carrot, red pepper, green onion, cilantro and mint in a large bowl.
2. Mix the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and birds eye chili in a small bowl.
3. Toss the salad in the dressing and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Use in:
Spicy Peanut Shrimp Sandwich with Thai Style Slaw
Chicken Satay Burgers

Similar Recipes:
Sesame and Ginger Coleslaw (Mayoless)
Coleslaw
Shredded Romaine in a Korean Sesame Vinaigrette

8 comments:

Courtney said...

i am pretty sure that almost all of your recipes go straight to my starred folder in google reader. I dont like seafood at all but even those look goo!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good. My sprouts just got 'finished' and I have a ton of carrots for a 'summer slaw' that I make (with cabbage but a lovely lime/ginger dressing) Will try. Love Thai.

Recipe for Delicious said...

Kevin, I envy your ability to match flavours! This looks great!

Joanne said...

Thai food never fails to make me extremely happy. I'm very picky about my slaws but this one looks quite delicious.

Cara said...

yum! I love a fresh salad like that - especially one full of flavor when you can pull it off with no oils! (I'm sure that comes as no surprise!)

Chris said...

This would have been perfect with the grilled Thai turkey breast I did the other day but it also looked ideal for the shrimp dish you made. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks spectacular! I love Thai food!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm perfect for the heatwave we're having!

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