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Thai Soups, Salads, & Side Dishes

Looking for Thai appetizer recipes, munchy snack recipes, soup recipes that double as a cold and flu remedy, salad and vegetable side dish recipes, or other small Thai meal dishes? Find easy cooking instructions to make all of these delicious Thai food dishes, and thrill your family and friends with your Thai cooking skills!

Top Thai Salad Recipes
Are you tired of the same old tossed salad? Then check out these Top 10 Best Salad Recipes from the Thai kitchen! These salad recipes are fresh AND refreshingly different. Bursting with flavor and texture, these salads are a culinary delight in every bite.

All the Best Thai Soup Recipes!
The best Thai soup recipes on this site, all in one place. Thai soups are among the tastiest in the world, and some of the healthiest. So get out your soup pot and cook up an aromatic and zesty Thai soup today - they're simple to put together, and make a complete meal.

Tom Yum Soup Recipes
Tom Yum Kung (or Tom Yum Goong) is the most famous of all Thai soup recipes. Featuring all four of the famous Thai spices - salty, sour, sweet and spicy - this soup provides a pungent and zesty feast of flavors with every slurp. An excellent remedy for a cold or flu bug, this spicy Thai soup will instantly clear your sinuses and warm you up.

Top Thai Appetizers and Finger Foods - all in one place!
For a refreshing change of pace, why not create some Thai food for your next party or gathering. Thai is now the most popular of all world cuisines, and for good reason. Your guests will be impressed by the fragrance, flavors, and variety of textures that combine to create a taste explosion with every biteful of these Thai appetizers!

Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
For a flavorful and wonderfully soothing soup, try this Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup recipe. This soup will awaken your taste-buds with its incredible taste combination of chicken, lemongrass and coconut in addition to ginger, garlic, and chili. This potent mix will also boost your immune system and help alleviate any cold or flu symtoms...

Best Spring Roll Recipes!
Try these best-of-the-best spring rolls recipes! From classic spring rolls to fresh rolls, including vegetarian spring rolls and gluten-free fresh rolls - it's all here.

Grilled Shrimp Salad (with Coconut-Lime Dressing)
This grilled shrimp salad is easy to make, but the taste is truly gourmet. For this recipe, I've combined classic Thai garlic shrimp with a salad of mixed greens and herbs, all topped off with a cool coconut dressing that is fabulous on a warm summer day. Add grilled pineapple to the mix, and you have a true tropical treat. Serve with a glass of your favorite chilled white wine and ENJOY!

Wonton Wrapped Shrimp
This shrimp appetizer is easily made by wrapping shrimp in wonton wrappers, then frying for a crispy-wonderful appetizer that is delicious served on its own, or with Thai chili sauce. Thai flavorings help make this classic Asian appetizer even better, while keeping it simple to make. ENJOY!

Mini Shrimp Lettuce Wraps (Appetizer/Finger Food)
Looking for a delicious shrimp appetizer recipe? Try making these wonderful mini Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps! These bite-size lettuce wraps are just perfect for an appetizer or finger food for a party, providing a burst of Thai flavors that hit different parts of the palate all at once. They're simple to make too! ENJOY!

Saffron Coconut Rice Recipe
If you like coconut rice, try this delicious Thai coconut saffron rice recipe. Instead of choosing between saffron rice and coconut rice, I've combined the two into one recipe. The result is a beautiful rice dish that tastes wonderful and is great to serve as a side dish to company or take to a dinner party or potluck. And this coconut rice is...

Special Thai Appetizer 'Meng Kum'
This special Thai appetizer can only be described as tastebud-tantalizing! Meng Khum combines ingredients like coconut, peanuts, dried shrimp, and lime. Traditionally it is served on banana leaves, but spinach or basil leaves work just as well (and unlike banana leaves, they're edible). Serve it to your friends at your next dinner party and wait...

Thai Lettuce Wraps
This Thai recipe for lettuce wraps is quick & easy to make. It's also fun to eat as an appetizer or as part of a main course. Serve the filling on a platter with whole lettuce leaves on the side, and let your friends and family wrap their own. They'll love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavorful filling. And it's a...

Best Rice Recipes - from Side Dishes to the Main Course!
These best-of-the-best rice recipes include everything from delicious fried rice recipes to savory coconut rice, sticky rice, even rice salad. Colourful and fragrant, my rice recipes are sure to please your taste-buds and your senses. Serve as a side dish or the main event - either way they'll make any meal especially delicious. ENJOY!

Thai Crab Cakes - Best Ever!
These Thai crab cakes are guarenteed to melt in your mouth! You will definitely be wowed by how deliciously moist these crab cakes are, plus they're imbued with wonderful Thai flavors. This crab cake recipe makes an elegant appetizer or entree to serve guests, but is also easy enough to cook as an everyday treat.

Thai Salad with Cucumber & Jicama (Man Kaeo)
This Thai Salad Recipe is easy to make and so scrumptious! Jicama ('Man Kaeo' in Thai) is available throughout North America in most regular supermarkets. Jicama has a sweet note and is very crunchy, making it an excellent mate to toss up with cucumber. I've also added red pepper and peanuts, which I find to be a wonderful combination. The...

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup Recipe
This Thai Pumpkin Soup recipe is simple to make and tastes as delicious as the pumpkin soup from your favorite Thai restaurant! A variety of protein sources can be used with this soup, including tofu, deep-fried tofu, shrimp, or chickpeas (for a purely vegetarian version, see link in recipe). Chunks of pumpkin or squash are simmered in a...

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass
This Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my all-time favorite recipes. When the weather turns cooler, or if you're in need of a bowl of comfort, this is the chicken noodle recipe to reach for. What makes this soup recipe special is the uniquely Thai combination of soothing lemongrass and coconut milk - these two flavors marry beautifully with...

Thai Noodle Salad with Shrimp & Fresh Mango
This Thai noodle salad is accented with cooked shrimp and slivers of fresh ripe mango for a delightfully fresh combination. The dressing is a homemade Thai sweet chili sauce that easily stirs together in just minutes. The addition of fresh mango makes for a flavorful noodle salad that is lower in fat and calories than most Western recipes. ENJOY!

Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam)
Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam) is the #1 most popular salad in Thailand, and is especially loved by Thai women - perhaps because it's so low in calories and fat, but so high in taste and eating satisfaction, helping you stay slim.

Easy Thai Green Mango Salad
This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. In fact, this recipe is so delicious, you'll want to make it for your next party, cookout, or family get-together. And as a bonus, it's low in calories and fat. Make it as a side dish, or enjoy as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu if you are vegetarian.

Thai 'Magic' Fried Rice Recipe
Learn how to make wonderful Thai fried rice in just a few easy steps! I've dubbed this recipe 'Thai Magic Fried Rice' because it is made with 'magic paste', a simple concoction of 3 key ingredients that makes this fried rice sing. If you've enjoyed the fried rice you've had at Thai restaurants, be sure to give this one a try - I think you'll...

Best Fried Rice Recipes from the Thai Kitchen!
Try these Best Fried Rice Recipes from the Thai kitchen! All these fried rice recipes include easy to follow instructions and tips to help you make your favorite fried rice at home in your own kitchen with restaurant-quality results (or better!). ENJOY!

Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)
This Thai Seafood Soup is authentic and incredible tasting - you'll love the combination of shrimp and/or seafood together with lemongrass, coconut milk, and lime. This soup soothes and uplifts the spirit as well as the body. In Thailand, Tom Yum Talay is known for its health benefits and is the Thai equivalent of chicken noodle soup when...

Thai Waterfall Beef Salad
This beef salad recipe offers a feast of flavors and textures with every bite! My Waterfall Grilled Beef Salad is based on the famous Waterfall Beef dish in Thailand, so-called because of the splashing sound of juices falling onto a hot grill. The beef is lightly grilled or broiled, sliced thinly, and served over a mixture of salad greens along with a special Thai dressing. Serve as the main course for a nutritious and oh-so-delicious dinner that's naturally high in protein and low in carbs.

Chicken Pastries (Thai Curry Puff)
If you like chicken pastries, or have ever tried an Asian curry puff, you'll love this Thai version of Curry Chicken Pastries. Delicious curry chicken is wrapped inside a flakey pastry that can be fried or baked. Simple to make and oh so delicious!

Easy & Tropical Thai Fruit Salad
This beautiful Thai fruit salad recipe is a taste of paradise. Tropical fruit - or a mixture of tropical and local fruit - is simply tossed together in a sweet coconut-lime fruit salad dressing that enhances but never overwhelms the luscious taste of the fresh fruit. Choose your own combination of fruit for this easy fresh fruit salad. And if you wish to serve your fruit salad in a pineapple boat, as pictured here, just follow the link below for easy instructions.

Gourmet Thai Scallops Appetizer
This scallop recipe will teach you everything you need to know to cook fantastic pan-seared scallops. Very gourmet, this appetizer is surprisingly easy to make - the cooking time is literally 10 minutes! Great for serving at a dinner party as an appetizer, or for a romantic tapas for two. Enjoy!

Thai Coconut Saffron Rice Recipe
If you like coconut rice, try this delicious Thai coconut rice recipe! Instead of choosing between saffron rice and coconut rice, I've combined the two into one recipe. The result is a beautiful rice that tastes wonderful, and it's also easy to make - just put everything in a pot on the stove and you'll have beautiful coconut rice in just 20...

Green Mango Salad (1-page version)
You asked for one-page printable version of my step-by-step Green Mango Salad recipe, so here it is! This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. Enjoy it as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu if you are vegetarian. Any way you toss it, this healthy salad will be sure to...

Thai Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef Salad
This Thai beef salad is named after the famous grilled beef dish in Thailand, "Weeping Tiger Beef". There are various stories to back up the name, one that the chilies in the sauce made a tiger weep; the other is that a tiger cried when a hunter killed and took away his cow. The recipe calls for sirloin or your favorite cut of beef which is marinated and then quickly grilled and served over salad greens with tomatoes and fresh herbs. It is then tossed with a flavor-popping Thai dressing for a delicious Thai treat that's perfect for a summer dinner or special lunch. ENJOY!

Homemade Chicken Soup with Vegetables, Thai-style
Wonderful homemade chicken soup that's easy to make and wonderful to serve. This chicken soup will warm both body and soul with its Asian concoction of chicken simmered with mushrooms and bell peppers along with garlic, ginger, and other fresh herbs. You'll love this soup for its ease of preparation too - quick to make any night of the week. ...

Easy Thai Tossed Salad with Fresh Mango (& Basil Dressing)
This Mango Tossed Green Salad with Basil Dressing is light and flavorful - great to serve as a side dish with nearly any meal. You can also make it into a complete dinner by tossing in cooked shrimp, tofu, or leftover chicken. A sprinkling of peanuts or cashews helps complete the taste experience. And you don't need to worry about the...

Thai Stir-fried Vegetables
Making a "simple stir-fry" isn't always as simple as it might seem. Getting the sauce to taste just right is usually a challenge. But my Thai stir-fried vegetables is a no-fail recipe, mostly because the stir-fry sauce is made before beginning to fry the vegetables, allowing you to adjust the flavor according to your taste.

Thai Mango Chicken Salad Recipe
This Thai version of Mango Chicken Salad will thrill your taste-buds and leave you craving more! At the same time, it's remarkably healthy - low in fat and calories, but wonderfully high in taste, plus it's beautiful to serve. Makes a terrific summer salad or pretty side dish to any meal. The recipe is quite flexible too - add your own...

Easy Stir-Fried Eggplant
This simple stir-fried eggplant recipe is aromatic and flavorful, and the generous amounts of fresh garlic make it extra healthy. A terrific side dish that can also be made vegetarian, it goes well with other Thai favorites. You can adjust the spice level, taking this dish anywhere from mild to red hot - according to your liking.

Thai Fresh Spring Rolls, Step by Step
These fresh spring rolls are truly a refreshing change from regular spring rolls, and they're also much healthier. Make up a "bouquet" today as an appetizer, snack, or part of a main course (served with a Thai salad, these rolls make a complete meal). Or make culinary waves by serving them at your next party. They're a beautiful party food to...

Thai Spring Rolls
This Thai spring roll recipe can be made vegetarian with tofu, or with baby shrimp if you prefer. Brimming with vegetables and lots of flavor, these spring rolls make a great appetizer or party food. And they're surprisingly easy to make. Get some help from your children or guests with the rolling, and you'll be enjoying these spring rolls in...

Easy Yellow Rice Recipe
This Yellow Rice Recipe is simple to make and super delicious! It turns out beautifully golden and very fragrant. Thai jasmine rice or Indian Basmati work well, or any long-grain white rice. Tomatoes work well in this dish, as do peas and red pepper. Yellow rice can be found across a number of cultures, including Thailand and India, and is a...

Thai Tempura
This Thai version of tempura features oysters in a crispy batter with crunchy vegetables. In Thailand, "Hoi Tod" is made several ways - either as a fried pancake, or as a kind of tempura (as in this recipe). And it can be made with either mussel or oyster meat. This easy dish makes an excellent appetizer, snack, or main entree. Yum!

Thai Vegetable Egg Rolls (Vegetarian)
This egg roll recipe is crunchy-munchie delicious, plus fun and easy to make! The egg roll filling is made up of lots of crisp vegetables plus a little egg, which makes them healthier plus a great choice for vegetarian Thai food fans (vegan instructions also included)!

Thai Rice Noodle Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette
This Thai Rice Noodle Salad is fresh and flavorful, and it's simple to make too. It features vermicelli rice noodles (available at any supermarket) and lots of fresh summer vegetables - feel free to add or substitute depending on what's available at your local market. You also have the option of tossing in cooked baby shrimp or tofu for vegetarians. Rice noodles are so much lighter in texture and calories than pasta noodles and yet they're just as fun and satisfying to eat. This healthy dish will prove a big hit at your next potluck, picnic, BBQ, or dinner party - makes a great summertime salad, lunch, snack, or side dish that's low in fat but high in flavor. ENJOY!

Easy Tossed Green Salad
This easy Thai tossed green salad recipe can be put together in a matter of minutes. Salad makes a wonderfully cooling side dish to spicy Thai curries and other Thai recipes. This tossed salad includes a very simple salad dressing recipe that's delicious, fresh, and slightly creamy but also low in fat and calories.

Stir-Fried Green Beans Recipe
These green beans are aromatic and spicy. In Thailand (as well as in many other South-east Asian countries), green beans are called "long beans" because they are literally 1 foot or more long. For this recipe, you can use regular green beans, or purchase authentic long beans at nearly any Asian store or market.

Thai Chicken Wings
These easy honeyed-lime wings are bound to be a hit at your next cookout or dinner party. Unlike traditional honey-garlic wings, this recipe offers Thai flavors that meld together just as well (if not better) with the honey. Try it once, and you'll never go back to your old chicken wing recipe! Note: these wings are also delicious cooked in the oven.

Thai Pumpkin Soup
This pumpkin soup recipe is healthy, flavorful, and mood enhancing! Perfect for the fall or winter, this warming soup features pumpkin or squash paired with shrimp and/or chunks of fish, plus healthy greens. Instead of cream, this Thai soup calls for coconut milk, which, aside from being lower in calories and fat than cream, also pairs beautifully with the taste of the pumpkin or squash, making for a delicious soup that is also extremely healthy. ENJOY!

Thai-style Corn Chowder Soup
This Thai-style Corn Chowder Soup is deliciously hearty, yet simple to cook up. Made with cream corn as a base, this corn chowder soup is good-for-you comfort food. Makes a nice autumn dish, especially when served in a small pumpkin (or pumpkin-like squash) - perfect for a Thanksgiving or Halloween party!

Thai-style Crab & Cabbage Salad (with Creamy Coconut Dressing)
This crab salad is delightfully creamy without all the extra calories and fat associated with most crab salad recipes. It features a delicious coconut milk dressing which is tossed up with briefly steamed (or boiled) strands of cabbage plus fresh coriander and chopped peanuts or cashews (the nuts are optional). This is a very flexible crab salad recipe that tastes great no matter how you toss it. ENJOY!

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Salad
This tropical Thai grilled shrimp salad recipe makes any meal fun, beautiful, and easy as a summer breeze! Grilled shrimp are always delicious, but when paired with grilled pineapple and tossed up with fresh greens and a cool coconut salad dressing, they're spectacular. Medium to large shrimp are marinated together with wedges of fresh pineapple, then lightly grilled. Serve with a glass of your favorite white wine, and this grilled shrimp salad turns into a truly gourmet treat. ENJOY!

Thai Coconut Rice Salad
This rice salad recipe is a fresh, easy-to-make tropical treat! Thai Coconut Rice Salad makes a great way to use up leftover rice, plus it's healthy and delicious! Includes shrimp (vegetarians can substitute cashews) for protein, plus vegetables and fresh herbs. And because the dressing is made with coconut milk (not cream or mayonnaise), this rice salad recipe is healthy and low-fat. It also happens to taste fantastic! ENJOY!

Thai Orange Chicken Salad (Yam Pew Som)
This Thai Orange Chicken Salad is wonderfully delicious, yet also low in calories and fat. Makes a perfect meal, either an elegant lunch or a light and beautiful dinner. Strips of chicken breast are marinated in a simple coconut marinade, then easily broiled in your oven or grilled on the barbecue. Recipe includes a fantastic orange salad dressing recipe. Pair with a glass of white wine, and this Orange Chicken Salad makes for a truly fine dining experience!

Thai Chicken Salad (Larb Gai)
Larb (or "Laab") salad is a Thai classic, and a true taste experience! I've made mine with chicken (Larb Gai), but ground pork or beef can also be used. One of this salad's special ingredients is roasted rice, which adds a satisfying crunchiness to this salad. While it can be served as a meal unto itself, my husband likes it with rice on the...

Fried Wontons
These fried wontons are THE perfect party food. Make some and watch them disappear - fast! They're easy to make and can also be made vegetarian/vegan so everyone can enjoy them. You can also make them ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator, then just fry them up when your guests arrive. Serve with either sweet chili sauce (available in...

Golden Purses Thai Appetizer
This delicious Thai treat makes a great party appetizer. Golden Purses are a classic Thai snack or appetizer with shrimp or crab meat as the main ingredient (roasted chicken or turkey can also be substituted). It's a Thai recipe that's easy to make, and can be put together ahead of time if you're planning on having company. Thai sweet chili sauce makes a great accompaniment, and can be purchased at most large grocery store chains these days. ENJOY!

Thai Cream of Corn and Crab Soup
This easy crab soup recipe is soothing and nourishing, as well as elegant to serve. A close relative of Chinese creamed corn soup, this Thai version features crab instead of chicken. Any type of prepared crab meat can be used - fresh, frozen, or canned. A quick and easy soup to put together, this Thai Crab Soup is great for everyday eating, but can just as easily be served as an elegant appetizer at a dinner party or other special occasion. ENJOY!

Traditional Tom Yum Kung
Tom Yum Kung is the most famous of all Thai soup recipes. If you want authentic Tom Yum Kung, this recipe is the one! Featuring all four of the famous Thai spices - salty, sour, sweet and spicy - this Tom Yum Kung provides a pungent and zesty feast of flavors with every slurp. An excellent remedy for a cold or flu bug, this spicy Thai soup...

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup (with Rice Noodles)
Try this fantastic chicken noodle soup recipe from the Thai kitchen! If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this chicken soup recipe is lighter in calories, gluten free, and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup - it's also far more...

Thai Chicken and Rice Soup
This chicken and rice soup is "comfort in a bowl", especially at the end of a trying day. It's also very soothing and nourishing if you're fighting a cold or flu bug. This Thai version of chicken and rice soup is extra healthy and delicious, since it includes lots of fresh herbs and spices, like garlic and ginger, as well as fresh vegetables....

Special Sour Orange Soup (Geng Som Pla)
This beautiful Thai soup known as "Geng Som Pla" - which actually means Orange Fish Curry" - is an ancient recipe from the Central Plains region of Thailand. It is a fiery-hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones that make for a lively combination, especially when paired with fish and/or seafood. For this recipe, I've used both shrimp and...

Summer Harvest Vegetable Soup
This Thai vegetable soup recipe is great any time of year, but is especially good when the summer or autumn vegetables are at their freshest. Quick and easy to make, this soup is also very versatile - substitute the vegetables you prefer, making use of whatever is fresh and available where you live. Both healthy and low-fat, yet rich in taste,...

Thai Summer Rolls
Unlike spring rolls, summer rolls are not deep-fried - they're fresh and crisp like summer itself, plus rich in flavor and texture. Thai Summer Rolls are a meal unto themselves, including adequate servings of protein, carbs, and greens (vegetarian instructions included). But they also make an excellent appetizer (see recipe). So why not try this...

Thai Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Vegetables
This easy recipe for pasta salad is super-delicious and virtually fat free! Asian-style egg or wheat noodles - or fettuccini pasta noodles - are tossed in an array of fresh vegetables, shrimp, and herbs for the best pasta salad you'll have all summer. The oil-free dressing is extremely tasty, bursting with the quintessential tastes of Thai...

Rose Petal Salad
"Unique and sensuous" is the only way to describe this tantalizing Thai salad! Create culinary waves by serving it at your next dinner party. Chicken and shrimp provide protein, while cucumber, spring onion, and fresh herbs provide lots of greens. Star fruit adds a final touch of flavor and beauty to this most exquisite of salad recipes!

Special Thai Appetizer - Mock Oysters
This beautiful Thai appetizer looks remarkably like oysters. However, the inital taste, unlike oysters, is crisp and crunchy. Then you get a hit of seafood (shrimp) followed by a wonderful taste-explosion of Thai flavors. A great appetizer to serve at a party, cookout, or any social gathering. Pairs nicely with various wines (I like it with a...

Thai Pineapple Salad with Cucumber and Peanuts
This easy salad recipe is very gourmet tasting. In fact, it's so scrumptious that your guests will think you labored over it (though it takes only minutes to make!). To make this salad, simply toss some pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) with cucumber, green onion, slices of red pepper, and peanuts together with an easy homemade Thai salad...

Thai Stuffed Chili Peppers
If you like spicy, you'll love these hot red chili peppers! This fun recipe starts with an assortment of chili peppers which are anywhere from 2 - 4 inches long. Experiment with jalapeno, red peppers, or banana peppers (these are especially hot). Stuffed with shrimp or chicken meat plus Thai herbs, these peppers are then dipped in a simple batter and fried. Superb for an appetizer, or enjoy them with a Thai salad for a complete meal!

Cashew Salad
This Thai cashew salad recipe is incredibly scrumptious - but you won't believe just how scrumptious until you try it for yourself! Whole cashews are combined with cucumber, carrot, red pepper and Thai herbs. This healthy combination is tossed in a very easy and fat free Thai dressing. Cashew salad can be made in just 15 minutes, but tastes truly gourmet! A great salad recipe to accompany any meal, but especially other Thai food favorites.

Tom Yum Soup -One of Thailand's Most Famous Dishes!
Learn to cook delicious Tom Yum - Thai Spicy Soup - with this authentic and easy to follow recipe. An excellent natural remedy for a cold or flu bug!

Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Kai)
This simple Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor - a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off the cold or flu. So sip, slurp, and enjoy!

Thai Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemongrass
This Thai version of carrot soup also includes the health benefits of ginger, garlic, and lemongrass. With its potent combination of vegetables, rice, and fresh Thai herbs and spices, this soup is an excellent remedy for a cold or flu. High in vitamins A and C plus calcium, it is also extremely delicious, and makes an elegant soup to serve...

Hot and Sour Soup
Hot and Sour Soup is similar to Tom Yum Soup, but has a different flavor, plus it relies on egg instead of coconut milk to thicken it. The egg cooks in the soup, shredding into beautiful white "clouds". Includes lots of greens, plus your choice of chicken, seafood, or tofu/wheat gluten. Enjoy as an appetizer or main entree.

Comforting Thai Lemongrass-Coconut Noodle Soup (Vegetarian)
This comforting soup recipe is a great natural remedy if you're suffering from a cold or flu bug - or simply want to warm up on a cold day. It's also a good way to get your greens, with broccoli, Chinese cabbage, carrots, and fresh basil added to a mound of thin gluten free Thai rice noodles.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Want to try an Asian twist on chicken noodle soup? Then try this delicious and easy Thai food recipe. Using fresh slices of chicken, peanuts, coconut milk, noodles, and toasted coconut, this soup is sure to please your taste buds, warm up your insides, and brighten your mood. And if you happen to have a cold or the flu, this soup is the perfect medicine!

Thai Prawn & Pumpkin Soup
This yellow curry soup is a soothing comfort food when the weather turns cooler. Squash may be substituted for pumpkin, or make a vegetarian version by adding chickpeas instead of prawns. Either way, you'll have your guests asking for second helpings of this delicious, nutritious soup.

Thai Chicken Rice Soup with Prawns and Coriander
In Asia, breakfast often takes the form of soup, noodles, or "porridge", which is actually a kind of thick rice soup. This chicken-rice soup recipe is a good example, although I am more apt to make it for dinner. Whether cooked in a slow cooker, or on the stove, it's extremely easy to make, low in fat and calories, and healthy too (see my substitutions for whole grains).

Thai Chicken Dumpling Soup with Greens
This Thai soup recipe is great if you have a cold - or simply want to escape the cold! The chicken dumplings are easily put together using wonton wrappers. A variety of nutritious vegetables are then added. Enjoy this immune-boosting soup as a complete meal, or serve smaller portions as an appetizer for your own Thai dinner menu.

Thai Seafood Noodle Salad
Every bite of this sumptuous seafood salad offers a taste-explosion of Thai flavors! At the same time, the dressing never overpowers the fresh taste of the seafood, but rather brings out all of its natural succulence. While nearly every nation bordering an ocean has its own type of seafood salad, you'll definitely find this Thai version to be one of the best! Makes a great appetizer, side dish, or even a main course thanks to the addition of gluten free silvery glass noodles.

Pomelo Salad is one of the most famous of all Thai salads, and a favorite...
Pomelo Salad is one of the most famous of all Thai salads, and a favorite among the Thai people. Pomelo is similar to grapefuit, but much larger and slightly sweeter. Pomelos are very large, with much of their bulk taken up by the thick skin. Smaller poemlos are grown in Mexico, and these look similar to grapefruit, varying in color from...

Mango Salsa
This mango salsa recipe is so easy, it takes just minutes to prepare. Simply toss the ingredients in your food processor, or chop and combine by hand. Either way, this simple Thai mango salsa tastes divine! Use it as a dip for cooked prawns (makes a great party dish), or tortilla chips, or as a topping over grilled fish or chicken (see my recipe link below for Thai Grilled Halibut with Mango Salsa). Included are instructions on how to buy and cut a mango.

Tropical Thai Fruit Salad - Served in a Pineapple
This Thai fruit salad will be the hit of your party - especially when served in a pineapple "boat" (a carved out pineapple). Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or on its own for a fresh fruit feast. Makes a terrific addition to a potluck, BBQ, or dinner party. Carving instructions for the pineapple are included.

Easy Thai Cucumber Salad
This cucumber salad is easy to make and brimming with the quintessential tastes of Thailand. Fresh cucumber is combined with red chillies, shallots, green onion, and basil, then tossed in a tangy Thai dressing. Serve this unique and healthy salad as a side dish at dinner, or as a light and tasty lunch or snack. Great for a party, BBQ, picnic,...

Grilled Chicken Salad & Lemongrass-Coriander-Lime Dressing
My Thai Grilled Chicken Salad will thrill your taste-buds! Strips of chicken breast are marinated in a garlic-coriander-pepper sauce, then chicken is grilled on a BBQ or in your oven. Place over a bed of summer greens that has been tossed in a lemongrass-coriander-lime dressing, and top with a sprinkling of fresh basil for a complete meal that...

Thai Pasta Salad Recipe
Pasta salad, but with a twist. Made with rice noodles and a flavorful Thai dressing, this dish will prove a big hit at your next potluck, picnic, BBQ, or dinner party. Makes a great summertime salad, lunch, snack, or side dish that's also low in calories and fat, gluten-free, and can be made vegetarian. Once you've tried it, you'll never go back to regular pasta salad again!

Fresh Papaya Salad with Prawns and Garden Greens
If you're tired of the same boring salads, try my Fresh Papaya Salad with Prawns and Garden Greens. A complete meal in itself, this salad also works as an appetizer or side dish. Accompanying the salad is a unique Thai dressing that is so good, you won't even notice it's low-fat. You'll definitely want to make extra to keep in the refrigerator for your regular tossed salads!

Asparagus with Mixed Vegetables
This asparagus recipe combines asparagus with other vegetables in an easy stir-fry. In this asparagus recipe, the "speers" remain bright green and still crispy, never soggy or limp. Stir-fried in your wok or frying pan, this easy asparagus recipe will give you 2-3 servings of your daily vegetable goal, and still you'll crave more! Includes an...

Warm Thai Fresh Rolls
For a great appetizer or as part of a main course, try this Thai fresh roll recipe. Unlike most fresh rolls, these contain a warm filling made with black bean and garlic sauce and strips of beef or wheat gluten. This Thai recipe is so easy to make, you'll want to keep it close at hand, both for everyday as well as special occasions.

Thai Vermicelli Noodles in a Spicy Broth
For some Thai comfort food, try this vermicelli noodle soup recipe.

Quick and Easy Barbecued Vegetables, Thai Style
You won't believe how delicious vegetables can be until you try this fast and easy recipe for Thai-style BBQ Vegetables! Marinated in garlic, lime juice, and coriander, plain peppers and eggplant come alive with flavor and sweetness when grilled over the BBQ. Even your kids will want to eat their vegetables! You can also add cherry tomatoes and green bell peppers to the mix for even more variety and flavor.

Thai Coconut Rice
Coconut rice makes a terrific accompaniment to many Thai dishes, such as fish and curries. Although you can make coconut rice in a rice cooker, this recipe teaches you how to make it the old fashioned way - in a pot on the stove. Quick and easy, this coconut rice recipe will come in handy for those times when you want to make dinner extra...

Thai Green Papaya Salad
This salad is popular in most areas of Thailand, and when you taste it, you'll know why. The slightly tart flavor of the green papaya combines well with the spice of red chilli pepper and the saltiness of shrimp paste and fish sauce, plus the sweetness of honey. It's a beautifully unique and flavor-filled recipe that will make a great...

Thai-style Potstickers
Thai potstickers are similar to dumplings, so called because they are fried and tend to stick to the bottom of the pot. But don't be decieved - this potsticker recipe is super easy to make. Enjoy Thai potstickers as a snack, an appetizer, or with a salad as a meal unto itself. My family simply loves them.

Thai Fish Cakes
In Thailand, fish cakes are a common, everyday snack. Sample these with a little sweet chilli sauce and a cold lager, and you'll soon find yourself instantly transported to a Thai beach!

Thai Beer Nuts
If you like it spicy, you'll want to try making this nutty snack. Serve it with beer during happy hour for a taste of the exotic.

Spicy Thai Dip
This flavorful dip from Northern Thailand is excellent for a snack or appetizer when served with a variety of fresh vegetables.

Thai Fresh Rolls
Learn to cook Thai fresh rolls, an easy snack for parties, potlucks, appetizers

Thai-style Sticky Rice Dumpling Recipe
Sticky rice dumplings are common throughout Southeast-Asia - both savory and sweet versions. This savory Thai recipe has a healthy chicken-shiitake mushroom filling. The dumplings are then wrapped in banana leaves and either steamed, barbequed, or baked in the oven. Serve them as part of a main course, or as a snack. They also make a great lunch - just take one of these compact packets to work and microwave it for a quick, deliciously unique lunch.

Thai Pandan Chicken Recipe
Pandan (screwpine pandanus) is a type of tree that grows in tropical areas of Asia. Pandan leaves have a sweet, unique flavor, and the green dye from their leaves makes for very colorful dishes and desserts (without resorting to food coloring). Pandan chicken is made by marinating the chicken in a pandan sauce, then actually wrapping the chicken pieces in pandan leaf. This is a colorful, flavorful dish that's beautiful to serve as an appetizer or main dish at a potluck or party.

Thai Chicken Salad (Grilled or Oven-Broiled)
If you like chicken salad, try this amazing Thai chicken salad! It's simple to make, plus a very healthy chicken salad too - low in calories and fat while extremely high in taste. The chicken is delicious grilled, but can also be easily oven-broiled. The dressing adds zing with salty and spicy tones, and a little fresh mint added to the salad greens make this Thai salad sing. ENJOY!

Pad Thai Noodle Salad
If you like Asian noodle salads, try this delicious Pad Thai Noodle Salad Recipe! Based on world-famous Pad Thai noodles, this salad features bold Thai flavors and an abundance of textures. It's also light in calories and fat, plus naturally gluten-free. Serve it up as a main course or side dish - also makes a beautiful salad to take to a...

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