This Thai Peanut Salad Recipe is so tasty with fresh shredded cabbage, peanuts, chopped veggies, and tossed with a delicious Thai peanut dressing. Eat this healthy salad as a side dish or main dish by adding chopped cooked chicken. Bonus: it's a gluten-free, low carb, and keto salad too!
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This Salad is Addicting
Warning! This Thai Peanut salad recipe is addicting. 🙂 I tested multiple versions of this recipe, and we gobbled up every bit of it. The combination of the fresh chopped veggies, peanuts, and the slightly spicy, salty, sweet peanut dressing is what makes this so good. It's got some crunch from the peanuts and cabbage, so it is just so satisfying and GOOD.
Easy To Make
Simply shred/chop your veggies and toss them with the salad ingredients. Make this a Thai chicken salad by adding 12 to 16 oz of chopped cooked chicken.
Healthy Low Carb Keto Salad
Using coconut aminos and a sugar substitute like monk fruit or erythritol, this Thai salad with peanut dressing is a perfect low-carb, sugar-free, and keto salad recipe. It has so much flavor - it's filling and satisfying - all of which will help you stay on track!
If you want to lower the carbs even further, you could use half the peanuts and green onions. It will reduce the net carbs a couple of grams per serving and shouldn't compromise the taste too much.
16.2 g fat | 7.2 g net cabs | 6.1 g protein
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make Thai Peanut Salad:
- Green Onions
- Salted Peanuts
- Red Bell Pepper
- Optional: make it a full meal by adding 12 oz diced cooked chicken
Thai Peanut Salad Dressing
This peanut Thai dressing is REALLY good! 😉
- Peanut Butter - use all-natural peanut butter and adjust the quantity if needed (every peanut butter is different)
- Olive Oil
- Rice Vinegar - you can also you regular white vinegar
- Coconut Aminos, Soy Sauce, or Tamari Sauce - use the appropriate "soy" product for your dietary needs.
- Sweetener - granulated sugar substitute or regular sugar
- Ginger Paste - use can also use finely minced ginger
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt and Pepper
- Optional: Fresh Cilantro for garnish
- Cutting board
- Chef knife
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Mixing bowls
Thai Salad Cabbage variations
- Make it a Thai Peanut Chicken Salad! Yum. Just add about 12 oz of chopped cooked chicken. 🙂 Now it's a full meal and the perfect lunch recipe!
- Adjust seasoning to your liking. Add a little spice if you enjoy the heat.
- Feel free to add fresh cilantro or even a squeeze of lemon or lime to give it a little brightness.
How to make Thai Peanut Salad
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making this Thai Peanut Salad.
In a large bowl, add cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if you're using it).
Make Creamy Peanut Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together all of the peanut salad dressing ingredients - peanut butter, olive oil, vinegar, coconut aminos, sweetener, garlic, ginger paste, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
Pour salad dressing over the salad and toss until well coated.
Adjust salt and pepper, and any other seasoning to your liking. Enjoy!
How to serve this Cabbage Salad Thai recipe
Serve this salad on its own or with cooked diced chicken. Garnish with cilantro or chives.
It pairs well with jasmine rice or riced cauliflower.
For a pretty presentation, serve it on a plate in a leaf of cabbage or lettuce.
How to store Thai Salad
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and eat within 1 day. Because the dressing will start to break down and soften the vegetables,, it does not keep well for very long. For best results, make only what you think you can eat.
Thai Salad Recipe Top Tips
- If using tamari or soy sauce, increase the sugar (or sugar substitute) by a ½ tsp, for a total of 1½ tsp. Coconut aminos was used in this recipe, and it is sweeter than tamari or soy.
- Every peanut butter brand is different. All-natural peanut butter that has not been refrigerated can be quite runny. This is what we used in this recipe. You may need to adjust the quantity of peanut butter or add a little liquid to accommodate any differences.
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Thai Salad Cabbage Recipe FAQs
Yes, you can lower the carbs slightly by using 1/4 cup of peanuts instead of 1/2 cup. To make your peanuts "go farther," chop them before adding them to the salad. This will save approximately 1 net carb per serving. Reducing green onion to 1/4 cup will also save 1 net carb per serving.
Yes, you can substitute broccoli slaw in place of the cabbage.
Yes, definitely! You can use a pre-shredded cabbage salad mix instead of shredding your own cabbage.
Coconut aminos is a gluten-free, msg-free, sugar-free soy alternative. It's a salty and sweet sauce that tastes very similar to soy sauce. It's very popular as in low-carb, gluten-free, keto, and paleo diets. It is made with coconut palm and sea salt.
If substituting coconut aminos for soy, keep in mind that it is sweeter than soy sauce. If a recipe calls for sugar (or sugar substitute), lower the amount of sugar added. Do a taste test and adjust as needed.
Both satay and peanut sauce are similar. However, satay sauce typically contains a blend of spices like turmeric, garlic, and chili, as well as peanuts and coconut milk. On the other hand, peanut sauce is made with ground peanuts, a mild chili pepper, garlic, and other spices. The variations in the ingredients and the spiciness of the sauce are what make them distinct. While both sauces are delicious and versatile, satay sauce is more likely to be found served with grilled proteins, while peanut sauce is commonly served with stir fry dishes like noodles and vegetables, or as a dressing for salads.
Yes, you can eat raw cabbage salad. It’s quite delicious. Try not to shred your cabbage too thick, thinner is better. The ingredients contained in cabbage salad will often break down and soften cabbage as well.
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Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
- 4 cups cabbage shredded
- ½ cup cucumber peeled and chopped
- ½ cup green onions sliced
- ½ cup salted peanuts
- ½ cup red bell pepper if you want spice use 1/4 cup hot red pepper, diced
- optional: make it a full meal by adding 12 oz diced cooked chicken
Thai Peanut Salad Dressing
- ⅓ cup peanut butter use all natural peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar or regular vinegar
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos tamari, or regular soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar substitute or regular sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon ginger paste or finely minced ginger
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl add cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if you're using it).
- In a small bowl mix the Thai peanut salad dressing ingredients.
- Pour dressing over the salad and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
- If using tamari or soy sauce, increase the sugar (or sugar substitute) by a ½ tsp, for a total of 1½ tsp. Coconut aminos was used in this recipe and it is sweeter than tamari or soy sauce.
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