This salad is a tasty salad with fresh shredded cabbage, peanuts, and some chopped veggies tossed in a simple, yet delicious Thai peanut dressing. It’s a healthy salad to serve with any meal. Easily enjoy this as the main dish by throwing in some chopped chicken to the salad. Plus, this Thai Peanut Salad is gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly!
Why this salad is so addicting?
The mixture of fresh chopped veggies, peanuts, and the combination of spicy, salt, and sweet peanut butter dressing will want you to gobble this up until the last bite! And the crunch from the peanuts and cabbage makes this salad super satisfying!
To make this salad even more irresistible, add some fresh cilantro or a squeeze of lemon or lime to give the salad a bit of brightness.
Incredibly easy to make!
All you need is to shred or chop the veggies, then toss them with the remaining salad ingredients. Add 12 to 16 ounces of chopped chicken to make this a Thai chicken salad!
It’s a healthy low-carb keto salad!
This salad is not only filling and satisfying but also an excellent low-carb, sugar-free, and keto salad recipe. You can lower the carbs further by using half of the peanuts and tossing in some green onions. This way, the net carbs will reduce to a few grams per serving!
Ingredients You Need To Make This Thai Peanut Salad
- Green Onions
- Salted Peanuts
- Red Bell Pepper
- Optional: Add 12 ounces of diced cooked chicken to make this salad a full meal!
Thai Peanut Salad Dressing:
- Peanut Butter: Adjust the quantity if using all-natural peanut butter
- Olive Oil
- Rice Vinegar: You can use regular white vinegar.
- Coconut Aminos, Soy Sauce, or Tamari Sauce: Increase the sugar or sugar substitute by half a tsp (for a total of 1 1/2 tsp if using tamari or soy sauce.
- Sweetener: You can use regular sugar or granulated sugar substitute
- Ginger Paste: Or use finely minced ginger
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt and Pepper
- Optional: Fresh Cilantro for garnish
How To Make Thai Peanut Salad
Step 1: Toss in the cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if using) in a large bowl.
Step 2: To make the creamy peanut dressing, whisk the peanut salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Step 3: Over the salad, pour the salad dressing and toss well.
Step 4: Before serving, adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
How to lower the carbs in this keto salad?
Use 1/4 c. of peanuts instead of half cup to slightly lower the carbs. This way, you save about 1 net carb per serving. Also, use 1/4 c. of green onion to save another 1 net carb per serving.
Can I use broccoli in place of cabbage?
Absolutely! In place of cabbage, you can use broccoli slaw.
Is it okay to use a pre-shredded cabbage salad mix?
You can instead of shredding your cabbage.
Coconut aminos, what is it?
It’s a soy alternative that’s gluten-free, msg-free, and sugar-free. It has a combination of sweet and salty tastes very similar to soy sauce. Coconut aminos are made with coconut palm and sea salt.
Thai Peanut Salad
- ½ c. cucumber peeled and chopped
- 4 c. cabbage shredded
- ½ c. green onions sliced
- ½ c. red bell pepper if you want spice use 1/4 c. hot red pepper, diced
- ½ c. salted peanuts
- optional: make it a full meal by adding 12 oz diced cooked chicken
Thai Peanut Salad Dressing:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ⅓ c. peanut butter use all-natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos tamari, or regular soy sauce
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar
- 1 tsp granulated sugar substitute or regular sugar
- ¼ to ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- ½ tsp ginger paste or finely minced ginger
- Place the cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if using) in a large bowl.
- Prepare the Thai peanut salad dressing. Toss the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Over the salad, pour the dressing and toss to coat. To your liking, season with salt and pepper. Dig in!