Thai Mango Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing


Thai Mango salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Ever since I made last week’s
Vietnamese Summer Rolls I’ve been dreaming about that Spicy Peanut Sauce. I didn’t think Brad would let me get away with making those rolls twice in a week and was considering new variations like “Spicy Peanut Sauce Soup.”

Luckily, Cake Pants Lady swooped in to my rescue with a Thai Mango Salad that would be the perfect vessel for more Spicy Peanut Sauce. And oh my gosh, it was indeed perfect.

I added an extra touch of vinegar and some fresh lime juice to convert my precious from a dipping sauce to a dressing. There was a moment of near crisis when I realized I only had a tablespoon of peanut butter left but luckily I had PB2 to supplement and it worked great. I’ve included both options below but calculated the nutritional information using the PB2.

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Thai Mango salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce Close Up

This happened to be a great vegetarian/ carnivore compromise dish since I could easily add a handful of cubed chicken breasts to Brad’s serving.  If you live in a divided household, peace is on the horizon.  To me, though, this stands alone as a perfectly filling dinner salad without the meat.  It hits all the right notes: crispy, spicy, sweet and tangy.  The leftovers made a great lunch the next day, too.

Thai Mango Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 249

Fat per serving: 11.5g

Thai Mango Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing


  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves torn into bite size peices
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, spiralized or shredded
  • 1 c snap peas, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Dressing
  • 2 tbs all natural peanut butter or 4 tbs PB2
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs sriracha, or more to taste
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs minced fresh ginger
  • juice of 1 lime


Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend. Set aside.

Combine salad ingredients except for sesame seeds in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

Calories 249 / Total Fat 11.5g / Saturated Fat 2.2g / Trans Fat 0.0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 611mg / Potassium 762mg / Total Carbohydrates 32.4g / Dietary Fiber 10.2g / Sugars 16.3g / Protein 8.0g
Weight Watchers Points: 5 / PointsPlus: 6

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  1. says

    Haha, “swooped in” to your rescue – I love it! I’m so glad you like the salad, and your version sounds delicious! I also realized when I saw the pictures that I had meant to include sesame seeds in mine and then totally forgot. Next time!

    • says

      You are seriously my hero! Not just for keeping me from squirting peanut sauce directly into my mouth but for everything you manage to juggle while still sharing your gorgeous, healthy, crazy yummy recipes! I love Cake Pants.

  2. Matt McCormick says

    We made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC. I did not vary from the ingredients list at all and as good as it was the only thing I might do is add a tad more mango next time. It makes for a beautiful table setting with all that color as well. This one’s a keeper…thank you for sharing it.

    • says

      I think Bragg’s would work great. I would probably start with just 1 tbs to watch the salt level, then add more to taste. I have a bottle of liquid aminos in the cupboard and will try them next time. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. says

    I absolutely can’t wait to try this! I’m not vegan, but I always appreciate non-dairy dressings and recipes, and a good peanut or almond butter sauce just makes me salivate! Thank you for the guidance and inspiration!!

  4. Ed says

    This is a seriously yummy salad. The mangos were small so I added two, it was awesome. This one will get heavy rotation at our house. Thanks!

  5. Lou Rodchenkova says

    Oh. My. God. BEST salad dressing ever! So tasty. Had to stop myself spooning it directly into my mouth and save it for the salad!!!! Yum. Yum. Yum!!!

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