Sweeten up your coleslaw with peaches for a fresh, healthy and delicious variation on a summer salad. Peach Coleslaw will be great for your next cook-out. Don’t forget the Texas Pete for a little kick.
We’ve been eating a lot of comfort food lately and I felt like I needed to add a few more veggies. However, I can’t eat a meal without fresh fruit this time of year, so I combined the two for this fabulous peach coleslaw with pureed peaches in the dressing. This is a great side for any meal you may be serving up this summer. It’s also just the thing to take to a summer picnic or cook out. There’s no mayonnaise so no worries with the heat and it’s low carb.
This summer salad has a bit of spice from Texas Pete, or use your favorite hot sauce. What I love about this slaw is the sweetness that you get from fresh peaches. It’s just enough to offset the vinegar. The result is a light and fresh salad that everyone loves. It’s the best coleslaw dressing I’ve found.
What is TEXAS PETE
You might think that Texas Pete originated from Texas, but no, it originated just 30 minutes from me in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It’s a Louisiana style hot sauce that we use in everything around here. Not too spicy and with lots of flavor.
I used an emersion blender to puree the peaches but a food processor or blender will also work.
Try this and you’ll be the hit of your next cook out. I used prepared cabbage mix to save time, but of course it would be better if you used fresh cabbage. You have to pick and choose where you save time and effort and I think the bagged cabbage mix is pretty close to freshly chopped. I even found a mix with kale if you’re really trying to be healthy.
How do you make coleslaw with peach dressing
Step 1: Start by pureeing the peaches with an immersion blender, blender or food processor. Add vinegar, oil and seasonings and process until smooth.
Step 2: Add cut cabbage and combine. Let sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
If you’re peaches aren’t super sweet, add just a bit of sugar to taste. This is a great use for those peaches that are on their last leg but still taste great. If on the other hand your peaches aren’t ripe, here are some tips on how to ripen peaches.
For more SALAD ideas
- Fresh broccoli salad
- Cucumber corn salad
- Apple Waldorf salad
- Oranges and burrata
- Strawberry spinach salad
- Fruit salad
- Blueberry Tequila salad
- Grilled corn salad
- Zucchini tomato salad
Looking for more PEACH ideas
- Grilled peaches and mozzarella
- Peach crumble
- Peach and tomato salad
- Peaches in pastry
- Peach coffee cake
- Baked peach pancake
If you make Peach Coleslaw, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creation.
- 2 cup peaches peeled and chopped
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Texas Pete hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 large head cabbage thinly sliced
- Add peeled peaches to a food processor and process until pureed. Add remaining ingredients except cabbage and process until smooth and combined.
- Pour over sliced cabbage. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to absorb.
- Alternatively you could use a blender to puree the peaches.
Barbara’s Tips + Notes
- If you don’t have a food processor, you can use an immersion blender or regular blender instead.
- If the peaches are tart, then add a little more sugar.
- You can use a package of shredded cabbage or cabbage mix.
- You will need about 2 large peaches