Thai Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Sauce

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This easy to prepare Thai Kale Salad With Creamy Peanut Sauce is simply delicious! Tender and crispy kale, cabbage, bell pepper, tossed with a creamy peanut sauce makes a healthy salad that can be served as a side or a main with added protein.

Thai Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Sauce

If you don’t love Kale then this Thai Kale Salad With Creamy Peanut Sauce is the perfect recipe to try. It is bursting with flavor and healthy. The sauce is made with simple ingredients and it’s sugar-free.

Serve this Asian Kale Salad with Easy Fried Rice, Sesame Tofu, Chinese Eggplant With Garlic Sauce

So I decided to update my photos, this recipe was originally published April 29,2015.

Thai Kale Salad With Creamy Peanut Sauce

Thai Kale Salad Ingredients

Kale salad with peanut dressing is a simple and easy dish to prepare, you basically toss the prepared vegetables together in a bowl with the peanut dressing. 

  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Bell Pepper
  • Green Onion
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Sauce

How To Make Thai Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Ginger Dressing

  1. Toss vegetables (kale, cabbage, bell pepper, green onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk sauce ingredients in a smaller bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the salad, toss to coat the salad and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  4. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers.

Pro Chef Tips:

  1. For the peanut sauce,  to make it nut-free, substitute the peanut butter for sunflower butter, tahini or hemp butter. Sprinkle salad with hemp seeds, sesame seeds or sunflower seeds
  2. You can also remove the coconut sugar and use Coconut Aminos only.
  3. Make sure you dry the kale thoroughly after washing. Use a clean towel, salad spinner or paper towel. 

Son Daevy and his puppy

We are so excited because we have a new puppy called Macho, he is a big puppy and for a 6-month-old we have to remind our selves that he is not that old. He is an Italian Mastiff and he is so playful, loveable and adorable.

Macho just loves to be around us and I can tell he is not a loner. He is the perfect companion for Daevyd, who looks forward to spending time with his new pet. By the time the day is finished, Daevyd is ready to go to bed.

Vegan kale salad overlay in a white plate, with kale, cabbage, pepper,

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 234 kcal / 978 kJ
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbs: 15 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • For:
  • 4 servings


Creamy Peanut Sauce


  1. Toss vegetables (kale, cabbage, bell pepper, green onion in a bowl.
  2. Whisk sauce ingredients peanut butter, water, lemon juice, coconut sugar, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, olive oil, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and salt in a smaller bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the salad, toss to coat the salad and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Kita
    March 29, 2020

    I LOVE this salad. I have made it several times. I am making it again today. The flavors blend well. It’s colorful and sooo delicious. I even have added shredded carrots to mine. I have now started to make it ahead of time to eat over a couple of days. Quite tasty. Another winner for sure.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      March 30, 2020

      Kita, it is one of my favorite salad as well. Ooh I love shredded carrots, thank you for sharing your feedback.

  2. Kita
    February 14, 2020

    Michelle, this salad is delicious. It’s creamy, flavorful, colorful and full of texture. I loved it!!

  3. philly
    February 3, 2018

    I have two 6 month old puppies too. i am writing here because u reply here faster than emails.. i was looking to oder the bundle deal for your cook book but it says out of stock.. when will it be in stock.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 4, 2018

      Philly, that’s awesome. We are planning to get 2 more puppies. I do have 1 extra printed copy that I will put aside for you. I will send you a Paypal invoice later.

  4. Crystal
    February 1, 2018

    I have been making this salad for years now, I would love to see a photo with your puppy now, so adorable.