Thai Noodle Salad

Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Who said a salad must be green? This Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing is healthy, colorful, flavorful and drool-worthy!

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Thai Noodle Salad
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Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 396kcal


  • 5 cups gluten-free pasta*
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 green onions - chopped
  • cup peanuts - chopped
  • cup cilantro - chopped

For the Thai Peanut Sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and pour in pasta. Cook pasta until just al dente (pasta will continue to cook as it cools).
  • Strain pasta and rinse with cold water. Place back in pot, drizzle with sesame oil, and stir gently. Cover with a tea towel and let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add shredded cabbage, carrots, chopped cucumber, and onions. Add cooked pasta.
  • Prepare peanut sauce in a small bowl by whisking together all the sauce ingredients.
  • Pour peanut sauce over pasta salad and mix gently to combine. Sprinkle with green onion, peanuts, and cilantro. Mix again.


*To make this a healthier pasta salad, opt for a protein-rich pasta. I used chickpea pasta.


Nutrition Facts
Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 483mg20%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 3920IU78%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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