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Low-Calorie Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

Full of creamy peanut butter flavor, toasted sesame, savory scallions and a hint of spice this low calorie Thai peanut dressing is easy to make and perfect for salads or as a dip!
Course Salad
Cuisine Thai
Keyword healthy peanut sauce, low calorie peanut sauce, pb2 recipes, powdered peanut butter recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132kcal
Author Lauren


Low-Calorie Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

  • 4 tablespoon powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 ea scallions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste or fresh grated
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha
  • ¼ teaspoon fish sauce optional
  • 2 tablespoon whole unsalted peanuts


Low-Calorie Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

  • In a food processor, combine powdered peanut butter, water, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.  Blend for 10 to 15 seconds until combined.
  • Add scallions, ginger, sriracha and fish sauce.  Blend for an addition 20 to 30 seconds until scallions and ginger are finely minced and incorporated.
  • Add peanuts and pulse 4 to 5 times so the pieces are broken but not blended.  It should resemble the same size as 'chunky peanut butter' pieces or larger.


  • I really like the PB2 or Just Great Stuff brands for Powdered Peanut Butter options.
  • Ginger paste is a huge time saver and delivers the same great taste without peeling and grinding.  You can find it in the produce section where the herbs will be.
  • Sriracha is totally optional.  If you are sensitive to spicy foods, try adding just a little at a time and adding more depending on what you like.  The spicy kick will hit your palate at the end of the taste.
  • Fish sauce adds really great salty flavor.  The fish taste isn't noticeable, but if it freaks you out just substitute a pinch of salt.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg