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a wedge of iceberg lettuce served with peanut salad dressing
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Iceberg Salad with Peanut Dressing

This easy iceberg salad recipe features iceberg wedges dressed with a rich and creamy peanut dressing that takes only a minute to whip up. A quick, easy yet tasty side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: iceberg salad, peanut salad dressing, wedge salad
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed roasted peanut (and more for garnishing)
  • 1 small head of iceberg lettuce (about 10.5 oz or 300g)
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • chopped herbs such as scallion, parsley or cilantro (for garnishing)


  • In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, mayonnaise, rice vinegar, soy sauce, water, olive oil and sugar. Stir well until smooth. I recommend starting with 1½ teaspoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of water, and then taste and adjust the consistency, acidity and saltiness/sweetness to your liking. Stir in roasted peanuts. Place the dressing in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes or until ready to serve the salad.
  • Discard the outer leaves of the iceberg lettuce head. Slice through the core into wedges. You can cut the end to remove the stem and core, but make sure each wedge can hold together.
  • Dice 1-2 cherry tomatoes and quarter the remaining. Arrange iceberg wedges on clean plates and scatter cherry tomato wedges around. Drizzle the dressing generously over the lettuce. Sprinkle diced tomatoes, chopped herbs and crushed peanuts on top. Serve right away.


I prefer using smooth peanut butter with no added sugar to make the dressing. You can prepare it ahead and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. It will thicken after being refrigerated, but you can easily adjust its consistency with water.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg