Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

This exotic, spicy dressing is excellent on a fresh salad, chicken or noodles, or as a dipping sauce. It not only adds exciting flavour to your dish, but also the health benefits of monounsaturated fats.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: Makes ½ cup (125 mL)



2 tbsp (30 mL) peanuts, finely chopped
2 tsp (10 mL) ginger, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp (30 mL) peanut butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) Chinese chili garlic sauce
¼ cup (60 mL) peanut oil


Place peanuts, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Mash in peanut butter to blend, then lemon juice and hot chili garlic sauce. Whisk in peanut oil until blended.


Per serving (1 tbsp/15 mL): 97 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat), 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 1 g sugars, 67 mg sodium, 2 mg calcium.