Polynesian Coleslaw


This coleslaw is different that the garden-variety mayo version. It has very little fat and a very complex flavor.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
2 quarts


  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • teaspoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 8 cups shredded cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (Optional)


  1. Stir together peanut butter, garlic, salt, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and hot pepper sauce until smooth. Fold in cilantro, chives, and red pepper. Add shredded cabbage, and toss until well coated. Scoop into a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 65mg 326%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.