Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing

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Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing is zesty and tangy and slightly sweet, the perfect topping to green salads, cold pasta salads or as a veggie dip. Such a versatile, delicious dressing!

Easy Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing in a gravy boat with a salad in the background.
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  1. Ingredients in Thai Peanut Dressing
  2. Peanut Sauce in Thai Peanut Dressing
  3. Tips for Perfect Dressing
  4. What to Serve with Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. More Tantalizing Thai Recipes
  7. How to Make Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing
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Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing is your salad’s new best friend. It is a delicious and tangy dressing that tastes amazing on green salads, cold pasta salads, or as a dip for veggies like carrot sticks, red bell pepper, and cucumbers. I am in love with Thai flavors, especially peanut sauce! Our family used a similar Thai peanut salad dressing for a long time that we found at Trader Joe’s but I wanted to find a way to make my own with ingredients in my own kitchen. This one is just the right amount of sweet, tangy and creamy, the perfect dressing for when you’re craving Thai flavors.

Ingredients in Thai Peanut Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Milk
  • Peanut Sauce – use store-bought or make our homemade Peanut Sauce recipe.
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Honey – you can also use maple syrup or agave.
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Peanuts

Peanut Sauce in Thai Peanut Dressing

One of the most important ingredients in this dressing is the peanut sauce It is spicy and sweet, a delicious blend of peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, water, sriracha, and lime juice. It is thicker than a dressing and is normally served as a dip for spring rolls and lettuce wraps. Other ingredients sometimes found in Thai peanut sauce include ginger, tamari (a gluten-free soy sauce substitute), red pepper flakes, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Have a peanut allergy? No worries you can replace the peanut butter and peanuts with almond butter and almonds.

Tips for Perfect Dressing

  • I made this dressing in my Blendtec blender, which makes it so creamy and smooth, but you can use any blender or food processor you have. Or just whisk by hand in a large bowl!
  • Fresh cilantro gives this dressing a fresh, herb flavor that I love! If you’re not a fan of cilantro feel free to omit this ingredient. On the flip side, you can add up to a quarter cup of diced cilantro for more of that unique flavor.
  • Make the dressing thinner with a tablespoon of milk at a time until it’s the desired consistency.
  • For a spicier dressing, add a dash or two of extra sriracha.
  • This dressing would also be delicious with chopped green onions.

What to Serve with Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing

I recently used this dressing on a broccoli slaw mix with some nuts and raisins mixed in. The next thing I am going to try will be a salad with grilled chicken, fresh pineapple, and red peppers. We’ve also used it on regular green garden salads, stir-frys, tossed with warm noodles, a dip on a veggie tray, or drizzled over chicken and rice. You can use this dressing on just about anything!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thai peanut dressing made of?

This dressing is made of peanut sauce, mayo, milk, rice vinegar, honey, cilantro, peanuts.

What does Thai peanut dressing taste like?

Thai dressing is tangy, sweet, and a little salty from the peanuts. It is delicious!

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container like a mason jar or bottle in the fridge.

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How to Make Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing

Easy Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing in a gravy boat with a salad in the background.

Easy Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing

5 from 5 votes
Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing is zesty and tangy and slightly sweet, the perfect topping to green salads, cold pasta salads or as a veggie dip. Such a versatile, delicious dressing!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dressing
Cuisine Thai
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Blendtec Blender

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a blender, mix together everything but the cilantro and peanuts until thoroughly combined, Then add the cilantro and peanuts and pulse just a few times. Keep refrigerated.
  • Serve over green salads, pasta salads, or use as a vegetable dip.

Notes

  • I made this dressing in my Blendtec blender, which makes it so creamy and smooth, but you can use any blender or food processor you have. Or just whisk by hand in a large bowl!
  • Fresh cilantro gives this dressing a fresh, herb flavor that I love! If you’re not a fan of cilantro feel free to omit this ingredient. On the flip side, you can add up to a quarter cup of diced cilantro for more of that unique flavor.
  • Make the dressing thinner with a tablespoon of milk at a time until it’s the desired consistency.
  • For a spicier dressing, add a dash or two of extra sriracha.
  • This dressing would also be delicious with chopped green onions.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 297mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.2mg

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Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love to use a blender but find it quite easy to mix by hand, too. Fabulous choice of ingredients, especially if you don’t leave cilantro out. And great tip on adding sriracha – that should make things spicy!

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