You guys know I’m a huge peanut butter lover, so when I made this incredible, healthy Thai peanut dressing I immediately fell in love. This stuff is creamy, flavorful, and I pretty much want to drizzle it on everything.
Thai peanut dressing ingredients
I’ve found that traditional peanut sauces and dressings tend to be thick and overpowering, which is why I wanted to make a lightened-up version that still tasted amazing. This easy Thai peanut dressing recipe has just 5 simple ingredients that are probably in your pantry right now, and will definitely be a new favorite.
- Peanut butter: to give the dressing that creamy peanut butter flavor.
- Gluten free soy sauce: you can use soy sauce or coconut aminos.
- Honey: to naturally sweeten the Thai peanut dressing a bit.
- Ground ginger: I like using ground ginger for ease but feel free to use freshly grated ginger if you’d like.
- Apple cider vinegar: every good dressing needs a little acidity.
- Warm water: to thin the dressing a bit.
- Optional: cayenne pepper to make it spicy.
How to make Thai peanut dressing
You’ll simply add all of your ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and either whisk them well (in the bowl) or shake them up (in a closed mason jar). Easy!
How to store this homemade dressing
This easy Thai peanut dressing recipe will stay good in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Simply give it a stir (or a shake) before using it.
Recipes to try with this healthy Thai peanut dressing
Drizzle this one on of my Thai-inspired salads, or use it as a dipping sauce for chicken skewers! The options are endless. Here are some recipes I suggest:
- Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad
- Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad
- Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders
- Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps
- Chopped Thai Kale Salad
- Thai Tuna Burgers
- Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad
- Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad
If you make this easy Thai peanut dressing recipe be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it (and how you used it!) I can’t wait to hear.
Healthy Thai Peanut Dressing
Deliciously addicting, healthy Thai peanut dressing made with simple ingredients and creamy, peanut butter flavor. You're going to love this easy, 5-ingredient Thai peanut dressing recipe as a go-to for salads or as a flavorful sauce!
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (or 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2-4 tablespoons warm water, to thin dressing
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to make it spicy
Add all ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and mix until well combined. If using a mason jar, you can simply put the lid on and shake the jar until well combined. Dressing serves 4.
To store: this dressing will stay good in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 1 week.
Made this today and it is amazing! I actually replaced the vinegar with lime juice because me and ACV do NOT get along… any ways, the lime worked perfectly if anyone was curious lol
Lime is a good substitute. I don’t do well with ACV either, and I was thinking that the lime was missing from the recipe as I read through it. I also doubled the ginger. Thanks
This turned out even better than I had expected! I used Stevia instead of honey and Better N Peanut Butter to make it more low-calorie. I also added sriracha, chili flakes, fresh ginger, cilantro and scallions for more flavor. After thinning it with hot water, I threw everything into the blender. I’ll definitely be making this on the regular.
I’m glad those swaps worked out for you! One of my go-to weeknight dinners 🙂
Would you recommend using these for lettuce wraps?
That would be delicious!!
This was so fast but it tasted complicated. I used crunch peanut butter and skipped the honey. I added a few shakes of some awesome Thai seasoning mix and so glad i founled the recipe!
I’m glad you enjoyed it!
This is such a divine creation! I used it for salad roll dipping sauce.
LOVE that idea!
This looks delicious! I want to make this for my lunch meal prep salads for the week. Does the dressing stay liquid when kept in the fridge or do you need to warm it up each time before using it?
The dressing will thicken up a bit in the fridge so feel free to warm it up a bit if it’s feeling like it’s too thick to pour.
this thai peanut dressing is great for salads
Love all of AK’s dressings – they’re so versatile! I used this to top my chickpea pasta with shrimp for a little pad-Thai type meal prep. Very tasty and so easy!
YUM love that idea!!
I loved it! Added a few more teaspoons of vinegar Because I was looking for a little more tang. I served it over shredded chicken and broccoli. So yummy.
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed!
This has become my go-to! Fresh ginger really puts it over the top. Works with anything, I’ve made it multiple times since finding the recipe!!
So happy to hear that! Love this one with tons of different recipes.
This is so good! I made it for a salad last night and my husband was like, “Uh, can you make a whole bottle of this?” 🙂
YES it’s so good! Glad you both liked it 🙂
I really love this recipe
I’m so glad!
Delicious dressing. I left out the ginger as I don’t love raw ginger and used rice vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar and it was so good on our Thai salad. Thank you
Amazing dressing. lol thank you
Oh my goodness, I just made this for my lunch tomorrow and I can’t stop eating the dressing all by itself! It’s amazing! Such balanced flavor with all the deliciousness of peanut butter.