Side Dish | April 6, 2017

Peanut Slaw (WoodRanch Grill CopyCat Recipe)

Our last book club we met at a popular restaurant here in southern California called WoodRanch Grill. I’ve been a handful of times and have loved everything I’ve ordered from the menu. One of my friends suggested I get the peanut slaw that night. Peanut slaw? It sounded just like what I was craving…even though it was a late evening and usually a time when one would order dessert, I wanted something savory. This Peanut Slaw was IT.

close up of Copycat Peanut Slaw on a white plate

It really hit the spot. I loved that it wasn’t heavy and greasy. It wasn’t full of a ton of sodium, spicy spices or even very many calories (if any). It was perfect for an evening snack. My friend, who highly recommended it, told me how her husband LOVES this stuff. While he was on a diet he would always order this peanut slaw and had big success at losing weight. It comes in large portions so it leaves you FULL and satisfied.  There are so many benefits to this salad- but the biggest one is it is really incredible.

chopped veggies needed for this recipe in one bowl, vinaigrette ingredients in another with a lime to the side

I make this peanut slaw by chopping all my fresh veggies and herbs. Then in a separate bowl I add the vinaigrette ingredients and wisk until the sugar is all dissolved.

TIP:  Do NOT mix this salad until you are ready to serve. It can sit for up to an hour on the cabbage/veggies mixtures. And really, you can store it in the refrigerator just like any other leftovers. But the vinegars and acids cause the crunchy cabbage and vegetables to wilt. So while it will still taste really yummy, the textures and crunch won’t be there.

Little curly haired boy whisking vinaigrette together in a bowl, with veggies in another bowl


Here’s a low down of my favorite supplies used for this post!! I love this cutting board, zwilling knife (always!), these amazing Bistro Bowls large and extra large, and totally in love with these Core silicone utensils!! They are totally worth EVERY.PENNY. I use a few of then daily. All the links here!

Copycat Peanut Slaw overhead shot

Also, black sesame seed can be tricky to find. I didn’t pick them up at a target or walmart,I had to go to  a grocery store and found them easily in the spice section. If you don’t want to spend the time looking for them, white sesame seeds will be great!

Copycat Peanut Slaw served in cabbage wedge with a golden fork to the side

For presentation serve this peanut slaw in the beautiful purple cabbage you bought! I like to use the leaves closer to the center. They are a bit smaller, more firm, and the perfect serving portions. This peanut slaw would be wonderful for lunches as-is, or serve as a side!


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Peanut Slaw
Peanut Slaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A savory salad that will freshen up any hot day.

Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage bowl, peanut slaw
Calories: 1906 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 16 oz cabbage bag
  • 11/2 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 3/4 cup celery chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds or white
  1. In large bowl combine chopped ingredients, peanuts and cilantro.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, oil, sugar, seasoning salt, garlic powder and sesame seeds until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Serve in purple cabbage cups!
Recipe Notes

I found black sesame seed at a grocery store (not walmart or target).
Use the purple cabbage leaves closer to the core of the cabbage if possible. They are smaller and hold their shape really well!

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Slaw
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1906 Calories from Fat 1341
% Daily Value*
Fat 149g229%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Sodium 1523mg66%
Potassium 3641mg104%
Carbohydrates 116g39%
Fiber 35g146%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 11375IU228%
Vitamin C 545.5mg661%
Calcium 646mg65%
Iron 14.3mg79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Copycat Peanut Slaw served in purple cabbage wedge on a white plate


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