Zoodle Salad with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

This colorful zoodle salad is packed with a spicy Thai peanut sauce flavor punch. It is delicious, dairy-free, and naturally gluten-free.

A colorful bowl full of spicy, thai peanut sauce with chicken and zoodle salad

This post is fun for me in every way. First of all, this is my happy salad! Zoodles with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce is bursting with flavor.

I could drink the sauce. Well, maybe not drink… but surely over-pour.

The zoodles (zucchini noodles) just take it to the next level of curly fun.

Lastly, this salad is so very healthy for you. Do you see why this salad makes a girl happy?

Healthy Salad with Good Carbs

There is a healthy prescription for veggie carbs in this recipe.

You cannot go wrong with all of these colors. Look at them.

Not only is a variety of herbaceous plant colors good for you, but they look fantastic!

Feel free to customize each to your liking. Throw in literally anything you want.

I’ve chosen some of my personal favorites: multicolored peppers, zucchini (zoodles), and cilantro, my personal BFF.

I know, I know, there’s definitely a love-hate relationship with the cilantro situation.

Yes, of course, you can totally skip that. No judgment here. The salad will still be fabulous and delicious!

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is super fast and easy to make. FYI: No, you do not have to make it spicy.

It has minimal ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The sauce is very versatile.

It pairs well with any protein, plays well with appetizers, doubles as a dip, and works great as a dressing for salads.

You can store it safely in your fridge for approximately a week and pull it out whenever the mood strikes you.

Add a Protein

This salad has your ever-important protein, which is always a better choice in my book!

I used rotisserie chicken, and I always included a lot of it.

But do not despair. The chicken in this recipe can be skipped completely, replaced, or supplemented with beef or seafood.

Remember the natural peanut butter, too. PB adds a whopping dose of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

For more chicken ideas, try these chicken enchiladas, baked spinach stuffed chicken breast, and cast iron skillet chicken recipes.

Zoodles Ideas – Zucchini Noodles

Zoodles? They are just as much fun to eat as they are to say! Plus, they are a kid-friendly way to increase the vegetable quotient in your home.

I make zucchini noodles with a spiraling machine that I absolutely love. It is so fast and easy to make any kind of noodle. Check out this vegetable spiralizer. (affiliate link)

Typically, I will make lots of zoodles at a time and store them in the fridge. As a result, I am set for a week’s worth of meals.

Slide them in sauces and throw them in breakfast dishes or casseroles. If zucchini is not your thing, you really owe it to yourself to try a spiraled version of another kind.

Spiralized vegetables or fruit work great in many recipes. Sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, squash, and apples are just a few examples.

More Easy Salads

Summer Spinach Salad
Mandarin Orange Green Salad
Israeli Couscous Salad
Trader Joe’s Quick Side Dish

Serve any of these with Chinese chicken stew, Cajun shrimp creole, or sun-dried tomato quiche.

And finally, here’s the delicious recipe!

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Zoodle Salad with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce


  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x

Description

This fresh and colorful salad is chock-full of flavor and healthy too!


Ingredients

Scale

Salad

2 cups rotisserie chicken

2 cups zucchini noodles (zoodles)

1 red pepper, cut into strips

1 yellow pepper, cut into strips

fresh cilantro, amount to taste

additional vegetables, optional

Peanut Sauce

2/3 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup Bragg coconut liquid aminos (GF) or soy sauce

2 tablespoons Allulose, honey-flavored sweetener (GF) or sweetener of choice

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon Chinese vinegar or white vinegar
1/4 cup water


Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Prepare zoodles. Wash and cut peppers into thin strips. Wash and chop cilantro.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Or… I like to store each ingredient in separate, smaller bowls so I can make a custom salad for myself throughout the week!
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in the bowl of a small food processor. Puree until smooth. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

Notes

The sauce lasts approximately 1 week in refrigerator.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Assembly
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Rotisserie Chicken, Noodles, Zucchini noodles, Thai, Peanut sauce, Chicken, Salad, Red pepper, Yellow pepper, cilantro

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Cindy

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