Sweet and spicy Thai slaw

Heather Disarro

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Sweet and spicy Thai slaw takes all of the flavors of delicious sweet and spicy Thai food and infuses them into a healthy slaw full of Napa cabbage, shaved carrots and a little green onion.

sweet and spicy thai slaw

Sweet and spicy Thai slaw

Serves 8-10


  • 1 large head Napa cabbage, cleaned and shredded thinly
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup combination basil, cilantro and mint leaves


  1. In a large bowl toss together the cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and green onions until everything is well distributed.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor combine all other ingredients.
  3. Pulse to combine slightly, then process until everything is combined and completely emulsified.
  4. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.