Peach Ginger Slaw
You guys, I’m going to state the obvious: It is HOT. Hotttttt. I am so over it and the summer has just begun. Day after day of triple digit heat does a number on my appetite.
I don’t want warm foods. I crave cold, crispy things. Like this slaw.
Within a couple of days of spotting this dish in Southern Living, I was purchasing peaches.
Fresh peaches, ginger, pepper jelly, sesame oil, nuts – some of my favorite ingredients all combined into one very simple dish!
While I found the texture the most pleasing right after making it, it is definitely fine as leftovers too. You’ll lose a bit of the crunch factor, but even 2 days later, I’m still enjoying it!
To note: unless you have a nut allergy, I do not suggest skipping the nuts, as I think they give this slaw the finishing touch it needs. I sampled it before adding them and then again after and what a difference! The toasted pecans really bring out the nutty flavor of the sesame oil.
Peach Ginger Slaw
8 servings. Slightly adapted from Southern Living
1 cup chopped pecans
3 Tbsp pepper jelly
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup canola oil
1 16 oz pkg shredded coleslaw mix*
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 large fresh peaches, unpeeled and coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 minutes or until toasted, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (8-10 minutes).
Meanwhile, microwave jelly in a large microwave-safe bowl at high for 30 seconds. Whisk in vinegar and next 2 ingredients until blended. Gradually add canola oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until well blended.
Add coleslaw mix, and toss to coat. Gently stir in peaches. Stir in pecans; add salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
*you can, of course, shred your own cabbage and carrots instead of using a bagged mix!
This sounds so refreshing! Can’t wait to try it.
Oh yum yum yum! I recently made a kale salad with cabbage & apples, and was surprised at how great the fruit was in it. I wouldn’t think to put peaches in slaw, but this sounds fab!
WOW! I’m not a big fan of the typical coleslaws, but this one sounds amazing!
Me either! I basically detest mayo, and since most coleslaws have mayo, I avoid at all costs ;-)
Oh, Beth, this looks incredible! We’re getting a little tired of cold cereal and smoothies in this heat! This slaw sounds refreshing, and I’m not a coleslaw fan. Hope you and your little one are well!
I’m not a coleslaw fan either, but I could tell immediately from the list of ingredients that I would like this one!
I’m making this this weekend — have plenty of cabbage from Delvin and am picking up more peaches from the Peach Truck tomorrow morning. This may be my lunch every day next week! Thanks Beth!
This sounds awesome! I haven’t bought any peaches yet (what is my problem!) but I’m so going to just to make this recipe. I love slaw and these unique ingredients make it fancy. Plus I’m sucker for anything with pecans and I’m curious how they work in slaw. Thanks for the recipe!
Same thing with me. I hadn’t bought any peaches but AS SOON as I saw this, I knew that was gonna change immediately!
Oh, wow, this is really unique. Good to have a firsthand testimonial, too because it sounds a bit out there. I might have to try it this weekend!
Already have my peaches from The Peach Truck, now to just make the slaw! Sounds delicious!
I’m making my shopping list for my return from vacation and ingredients for this are on it! Pepper jelly sounds good, too.
Do you recommend red pepper jelly or green?
I just happened to have red pepper jelly on hand, so that’s what I used, but I think either kind would be fine!
This salad is wonderful. So much so, in fact, that I’ve included it in my food blog and, of course, linked it to you.