Peanut Salad Dressing
Make this peanut salad dressing in five minutes with kitchen-staple ingredients. It's full of flavor and delicious on crunchy salads and coleslaws. You can also use this versatile salad dressing as a marinade, dip, or stir fry sauce.
If you love savory peanut butter recipes, make sure to check out our peanut butter chicken and our sweet potato noodle stir fry with peanut lime sauce.
Peanut Salad Dressing
If you're a peanut lover, this salad dressing is for you!
It's a healthy salad dressing that gets its creaminess from peanut butter so it is 100% dairy-free.
Lime juice, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil give it a flavor that is reminiscent of a Thai peanut salad dressing.
We love it poured over crunchy greens or coleslaw, but it is every bit as delicious used as a dip for chicken or tofu.
How long does this dressing last?
This salad dressing will keep well for at least one week in the fridge. Note that it will thicken when it's cold. Don't worry, mix in a little water and it will return to a deliciously pourable salad dressing.
What to serve with a peanut salad
Peanut dressing brings an Asian vibe to the dinner table. We love serving this with our garlic ginger chicken. A few other recipes that go well are:
More ways to use peanut dressing
This is a versatile recipe that can be used as a sauce, dip, or marinade. Here are a few options:
- As a marinade for chicken or tofu.
- A dip for veggies.
- Or a spring roll dip.
- A sate sauce for your roast chicken or vegetables.
- Mix it into some rice.
- Pour it over just about anything on your plate.
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Peanut Salad Dressing
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- ½ cup smooth all-natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ – ½ cup water, see notes
- Sea salt, to taste
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. Thin with the water, starting with ¼ cup. (see notes.)½ cup smooth all-natural peanut butter, ¼ cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon ginger, 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ – ½ cup water
- Taste and add salt if needed.Sea salt
- The amount of water you'll need to add will depend on how thick your peanut butter is and how thick or thin you'd like the dressing to be. If you're using it as a dip, you may not want to add any water.
- This salad dressing will thicken a little in the fridge. Mix in some water to thin it, if needed.
- This is not a sweet salad dressing. If you'd like, you can add a little maple syrup or honey to sweeten it.
it is good!!!!!! Thanks’
I would like to make this but use PB2 instead of Peanut butter, do you know how much I would use?
This recipe hasn’t been tested with powdered peanut butter, and I don’t have a lot of experience with it. If you give it a go, let us know if it works!
I tried lots of peanut butter dressing recipes and this is by far the best that I have taken the time to write a review. The consistency and taste is spot on. I didn’t rate it so redid the review to rate 5 stars.
Made it yesterday. I love it. Thank you for sharing it.
It’s a good recipe, but it’s just silly to call it a 5 minute recipe.
It takes us less than 5 minutes to make, that’s why we call it that. 🙂
Can you freeze it/ how long does.it last uth fridge storage?
The dressing will last up to 10 days in your fridge – no longer than that because of the fresh garlic. Peanut butter can be frozen so I suspect that this dressing would freeze well. We haven’t tested it to know for sure, but my guess is that it will work. If you try it, will you let us know if it works?
I made this to go with a broccoli salad. It was delicious.
a peanut dressing that a resturant used over a green salad with a grilled chicken breast. It was in WestTown Mall in the late 80’s. loved it
Love this recipe. Easy to make and taste fantastic!
This looks amazing, Kristen! Do you use fresh ginger or dry ginger powder?