Thai cuisine is a feast for all the senses. The next time you’re craving some exciting Thai flavors, you’ll be glad you have this list for inspiration! Not only is Thai food aromatic and appetizing, but it’s also very healthy! Loaded with beautiful rainbow colors, they make for an easy and impressive meal any day of the week.
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1. ‘Chicken’ Thai Red Curry With Fried Rice
2. Thai Green Curry
Source: Thai Green Curry
This vegan Thai Green Curry by Hayley Canning makes for a quick and easy dinner. It’s hearty, comforting and so satisfying. Full of veggies, and chickpeas, this is a high fiber and high protein dinner.
3. Easy and Crunchy Thai Salad
Source: Easy and Crunchy Thai Salad
No oven is needed for this Easy and Crunchy Thai Salad by Robin Browne and it’s loaded with protein, fresh veggies, and beautiful rainbow colors! The salad dressing that goes with the salad is creamy, zesty, and has a little kick to it. If it’s hot where you are, this vegan salad needs to be on your “to-make list”!
4. Crunchy Thai-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
This Crunchy Thai-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing recipe by Molly Thompson is packed with flavor (hello, red chile paste!), vibrant colors, and plenty of vitamins and nutrients to help fight inflammation. We love to make this on a Sunday and throw several portions in meal prep containers to take for lunch throughout the week. You can add fresh herbs to brighten it up—my favorites are cilantro and Thai basil.
5. Thai Chili Peanut Ice Cream
Source: Thai Chili Peanut Ice Cream
Yep. You read that correctly. Do you know that yummy peanut sauce that comes with a variety of dishes on Thai menus? This Thai Chili Peanut Ice Cream recipe by Deena Jalal offers the same sweet, nutty flavors in a cool, creamy scoop with a touch of spice. It is unique, textural, and flavorful. Feel free to remove the chili altogether or turn it up or down based on your taste.
6. Nam Prik Kapi
Source: Nam Prik Kapi
Nam Prik Kapi has been popular in Thailand since the Ayutthaya era. Nam Prik, or chili sauce, is traditionally made by pounding together chilies, garlic, shallots, and other ingredients to create a thick flavourful dipping sauce. In this unique vegan dish by Jamie Raftery, fermented soybean paste is added for a wondrous taste of Thailand.
7. Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings
Source: Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings
If you love fresh modern vegan eats or all things Thai, you’re going to love these new vegan oven-baked Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings by Gabrielle St. Claire! There are so many perks to this recipe – quick and easy batter, crisp on the outside, they don’t get soggy, the sauce features staple ingredients, notes of sweet, notes of heat, it’s perf for any season, great for entertaining, can easily be made in bulk, can easily be made gluten-free, have aesthetic appeal with the toppings, and are such an affordable dish!
8. Pad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles
This iPad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles recipe by Jess Hoffman is the perfect dish if you’re hungry and in a hurry. These tasty rice noodles are packed full of Chinese broccoli, beansprouts, and tofu to make a meal that is delicious and filling. Enjoy this simple version of a Thai classic with a friend for an easy and impressive dinner.
9. Veggie Packed Thai Pasta Salad
Source: Veggie Packed Thai Pasta Salad
This Veggie Packed Thai Pasta Salad by Hayley Canning is a 20 minutes healthy dinner recipe full of flavor. It’s filling, incredibly satisfying, and healthier than you might imagine! Fresh veggies add that needed crispy crunch. The cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, and green onions are all added to the salad raw which means less cooking time.
10. Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup
Source: Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup
Khao soi is a popular dish from the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand. It is a coconut curry noodle soup and oddly not often found in Thai restaurants around the world. The authentic version is made with egg noodles and chicken, which can easily be replaced with glass bean noodles and shiitake mushrooms. Get ready for lots of spicy chopping! This Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup by Debbie Dine is fun to make, loaded with flavor and spice, and is the next thing on your to-do list.
11. Thai Vegetable Soup
Source: Thai Vegetable Soup
This Thai Vegetable Soup by Lydia Filgueras is exactly what it sounds like. A little bit of this and some of that plus curry seasoning and coconut milk. It’s a great fridge cleaner, too, as there’s plenty of room in the bowl for whatever bits of vegetables you have on hand.
12. One-Pot Thai Cauliflower Curry
Source: One-Pot Thai Cauliflower Curry
This One-Pot Thai Cauliflower Curry by Katia Martin is super tasty, easy to make, and there is minimal clean-up after too. You would think that a meal jam-packed with flavor like a curry would take a lot of time to make and clean up after. But not this one-pot wonder!
13. Thai Coconut Soup
Source: Thai Coconut Soup
Vegan Thai Coconut Soup by Maggie Wescott is a healthy and flavorful dish that is a perfect weeknight dinner. This Thai coconut soup is oil-free, gluten-free, and ready in under 30 minutes. This recipe requires minimal chopping and prep work, so it comes together very quickly. If you didn’t want to pull out your cutting board at all, you could buy pre-minced ginger and garlic and rip the spinach with your hands. How many recipes can you say that about?
14. Creamy Thai Pesto Linguine
Source: Creamy Thai Pesto Linguine
This Creamy Thai Pesto Linguine by Jess Hoffman is delicious comfort food at its best. This dish is made with chewy soft rice noodles, creamy thick coconut milk, and fragrant Thai basil pesto. It’s the perfect fusion of Thai and Italian.
15. Thai Yellow Tofu Curry
Source: Thai Yellow Tofu Curry
A Thai Yellow Tofu Curry that will be ready on the table in less than 30-minutes! Super easy and delicious. This dish by Kristina Jug and Mitja Benzen is great for meal prep, as it will keep well refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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