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Thai Peanut Salad Recipe (Low Carb Keto Salad)

Thai Peanut Salad Recipe (Low Carb Keto) is so tasty with fresh shredded cabbage, peanuts, chopped veggies, tossed with a Thai peanut dressing. This low-carb keto salad recipe is one everyone can enjoy!

The perfect side salad or make it a main dish chicken salad by simply adding chopped cooked chicken. This salad is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and has no added sugar.

Thai Peanut Salad (Low Carb Keto)
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❤️ Thai Peanut Salad Recipe

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. I think it’s a combination of the fresh chopped veggies, peanuts, and the slightly spicy, salty, sweet peanut dressing.  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 is a perfect low carb, sugar-free, and keto salad recipe. It has so much flavor, is 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.  You still want it yummy, right?

16.2 g fat | 7.2 g net cabs | 6.1 g protein

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (if you want spice use a hot red pepper)
  • Optional: make it a full meal by adding 12 oz diced cooked chicken

Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

  • 1/3 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste, or finely minced ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: fresh cilantro

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Thai Peanut Salad (Low Carb Keto)

Step by Step Instructions

In a large bowl add cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if you’re using it). In a small bowl mix the remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over the salad and toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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Variations

  • Make it a Thai Peanut Chicken Salad! Yum. Just add about 12 oz 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 heat.
  • Each peanut butter seems to be different. All natural peanut butter that has not be refrigerated can be quite runny. This is what we used in this recipe. You may need to adjust the quantity of peanut to accommodate any differences.

Expert 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 sauce. 
  • Feel free to add fresh cilantro or even a squeeze of lemon or lime. 
Thai Peanut Salad (Low Carb Keto)

Common Questions 

Can I lower the carbs in this keto salad?

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 to the salad. This will save approximately 1 net carb per servings. Reducing green onion to 1/4 cup will also save 1 net carb per serving.

Can I make this a broccoli slaw recipe instead of using cabbage?

Yes, you can simply substitute broccoli slaw in place of the cabbage.

Can I use a pre-shredded cabbage salad mix?

Yes, definitely! You can use a pre-shredded cabbage salad mix instead of shredding your own cabbage. 

What is coconut aminos?

Coconut aminos is a gluten-free, msg-free, sugar-free soy sauce alternative. It’s a salty and sweet sauce that tastes very similar to soy sauce. Very popular as a soy sauce replacement in low carb, gluten-free, keto, and paleo diets. It is made with coconut palm and sea salt.

If substituting coconut aminos for soy sauce, 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.  

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Thai Peanut Salad (Low Carb Keto)

Thai Peanut Salad (Low Carb & Keto)

yield: 8 SERVINGS prep time: 10 MINUTES total time: 10 MINUTES

Thai Peanut Salad is so tasty with fresh shredded cabbage, peanuts, chopped veggies, tossed with a Thai peanut dressing. This low carb keto salad recipe is one everyone can enjoy! The perfect side salad or make it a main dish chicken salad by simply adding chopped cooked chicken.4.5 Stars (66 Reviews)

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 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

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, use all natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos, tamari, or regular soy sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar substitute (or regular sugar)
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste, or finely minced ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: garnish with cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add cabbage, cucumber, green onions, peanuts, pepper, and chicken (if you’re using it). (Image 1 and 2)
  2. In a small bowl mix remaining ingredients. (Image 3) Pour dressing over the salad and toss. (Image 4) Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

  • 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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Nutrition Information:

 SERVING SIZE: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 201TOTAL FAT: 16.2gCHOLESTEROL: 0mgSODIUM: 174.3mgCARBOHYDRATES: 12gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 7.5gFIBER: 4.5gSUGAR: 3gPROTEIN: 6.1g

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