Thai Chili Vinaigrette is a Panera Copycat of your favorite peanut sauce! It is a little sweet, a little spicy and tastes amazing on everything!
Have you tried Panera’s Thai Chicken Salad?! Today’s recipe is inspired by that salad and if you haven’t tried it before don’t worry one bit because I have recreated that recipe at home many times and share the recipe with you here!
The star of the salad is the peanut vinaigrette! It has the most incredible flavor with a bit of sweet to it from the honey and peanut butter but also has the perfect amount of spicy kick left on your tongue. I love this peanut sauce so much I have perfected making it at home and I can’t urge you enough to try it!
What ingredients do you need for Thai Chili Vinaigrette
- peanut butter
- honey (for keto: brown sugar swerve, for plant-based: maple syrup)
- soy sauce
- rice vinegar
- sesame oil
- lime juice (or lemon juice)
- chili garlic sauce
- minced garlic
- fresh ginger
How do you make peanut sauce like Panera
Panera’s peanut sauce is one of my favorite dressings and it is so simple to make at home! If you already make homemade Asian inspired recipes you probably already have all of the ingredients at home and if you don’t, no worries because I bet you are going to want to make this sauce all the time after you try it!
Just stir together all the ingredients until it is well combined and then set it back in your refrigerator for a few minutes so it can firm up and then drizzle it on every dish in sight!
How should I use this Thai chili peanut sauce
I haven’t found anything this sauce didn’t taste good on! This peanut sauce tastes incredible in this Chopped Thai Chicken Salad. It takes your usual boring chicken to the next level as a chicken marinade and it also makes an incredible salad dressing or dipping sauce for sandwiches, wraps, and veggies.
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
- 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1. Combine all ingredients, mix well
2. Set in the fridge for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened
- To make Keto: Sub honey for 2 tbsp brown sugar swerve, or keto-friendly sweeteners such as monk fruit or no-carb syrup
- To make Plant-Based: Sub honey for 2 tbsp maple syrup