Midweek Health-kick: Thai Style Coleslaw

Despite the weather, I’ve stepped away from the soup this week and have whipped up just about the quickest, easiest coleslaw you can get for a healthy work lunch.

Coming in at just under 130 calories per serve, this slaw is packed with flavour & freshness.  It was thrown together quickly this morning when I realised I had forgotten to prep last night – and this, along with packing some fruit and carrots for breakfast and a snack, took me all of 5 minutes before I headed out the door for work.

Thai Style Coleslaw, serves 1 (128 calories)


  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 140g coleslaw (if you’re organised, combine freshly shredded red & white cabbage and grated carrot together then measure it out – I wasn’t so organised this time so used pre-packaged slaw)
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 3 tsp crushed peanuts
  • 20g celery, sliced
  • 10g coriander leaves, roughly chopped


  • In a cup, mix together the oil, vinegar, fish sauce, ginger and chilli flakes and set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw, coriander, chives, celery and 2 tsp peanuts
  • Add the dressing mix to the slaw and toss to mix through
  • Serve with the remaining teaspoon of peanuts scattered over the top

Done and done!

Thai-style Coleslaw (1 of 1)


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