Thai Style Coleslaw

3 minutes
March 30, 2021
Carole Jones

I have been in such a funk lately.  An “I’m-such-an-old-frumpy-grumpy-blah-looking-Mom” type of funk.  Have you been in one of those before?  They really stink!

Yesterday, I decided it was enough.  I marched into my stylist and told her to chop off my hair.  Yep.  A total pixie cut with my ears sticking out and everything.  I needed a change and it needed to be drastic to snap me out of the blahs!   It is amazing how powerful a sassy new cut and color can be to a person.

Thai Style Coleslaw

My awesome new cut inspired me to change into an outfit that would match my cute hair.  I can’t rock a great new hairstyle in jeans and a sweatshirt.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some jeans and a t-shirt/sweatshirt but, here’s to trying a bit harder on a more regular basis.  How you look on the outside has a powerful effect on how you feel on the inside.

And when you feel good on the inside, you are more inspired to do things like eat right, exercise, work hard and prioritize your life the right way.  So go throw on your sassiest outfit, some sexy make-up then make your rock-star self this kick-butt coleslaw.  Healthy food has never been so sassy!

Thai Style Coleslaw
This coleslaw is sweet, sour, spicy, salty and crunchy, which equals delicious!  The dressing recipe does make a bit more than what you need, so you can either save some for later, or just add a bit more coleslaw.


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  • 1 Tb Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tb soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tb sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 C rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 C peanut oil


  • 1 bag of coleslaw mix
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 34 Tb chopped cilantro
  • roasted, salted peanuts, chopped


1.  To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk well together until the mixture comes all together.  Add the ingredients for the slaw, except for the peanuts, and toss together with the dressing.  Allow the slaw to sit for 10-15 minutes then serve immediately with the peanuts sprinkled over the top.  If you let it sit too long with the dressing on it, your coleslaw will wilt too much and become mushy.

  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 1/6th
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 1051mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Carol OurSearsKitHome
11 years ago

Isn’t it amazing how a good haircut makes you feel? Sounds like it looks great. (hint…wishing for a photo)
The recipe looks an inspiration.

Carol OurSearsKitHome
11 years ago

BTW, I just gave you a shout out for the wonderful garlic parmesan cauliflower. Boy, oh boy, was that terrific!!
Thanks again!

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