Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

thai salad with peanut sauce

This crunchy Thai salad with peanut sauce is going to be your new salad obsession! It’s bursting with flavor, full of nutrients, and paired with the creamiest peanut dressing that I could honestly eat with anything.

If you’re not a huge salad fan, get ready to change that. This one is quick, wholesome and can be customized to your liking! Feel free to switch around the veggies with what you have on hand, but I personally love this combo because of all of the different flavors and textures.

thai salad with peanut sauce

No one likes a sad salad. Here are a few things I look for when making one:

  • a variety of colors and flavor (more colors = more nutrients)
  • a little crunch- I love to add roasted nuts or seeds to mine
  • something sweet to balance out the flavors
  • a kick ass dressing

This Thai salad with peanut sauce hits all of those marks. You’ve got veggies of all colors (green, orange, red, purple), roasted cashews for an added crunch, natural sweetness from the bell peppers & peanut butter, and most importantly, a kick ass dressing.

I honestly love it as is, but it would pair perfectly with a grilled piece of protein, like this honey garlic salmon!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you try it.

Thai Peanut Salad

5 from 1 vote
Course: Main, Salads, Side Dishes


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  • 4 cups kale

  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews, or peanuts

  • 3-4 mint leaves, chopped

  • Peanut Sauce
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp sriracha

  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • 2 tbsp of water, or more if needed


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut sauce ingredients until smooth. If the sauce is on the thicker side, add in a couple more tbsp of water to thin.
  • Pour in all of the salad components and toss together with the sauce.
  • Serve with your favorite protein or as is!

Did you make this recipe?

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  1. This was delicious !! So savory

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