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Awaken Your Taste-buds with a Thai Salad!

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Awaken your tastebuds to a world of flavor with a scrumptious Thai salad! These salads are healthy, tasty, and refreshingly different. Bursting with flavor and texture, Thai salads are a culinary delight in every bite. Find everything from chicken salad to pasta and fruit salad, as well as classic green Thai salads. Many are vegetarian, or have a vegetarian option. Plus, they're low-fat and low-carb. Try them all - you won't believe your taste-buds!

1. Scrumptious Green Mango Salad Recipe - a Thai Classic!

Tossing up Green Mango Salad
D.Schmidt

One of my most popular salads, this green mango salad will blow you away with its incredible flavors and unique blend of textures. And as a bonus, it's low in calories and fat. Make it as an appetizer or side dish, or enjoy it as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu. Any way you toss it, this healthy dish will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans. Makes a very unique salad to take to cookouts, potluck, or dinner parties, where it will be sure to steal the show!

2. Thai Waterfall Beef Salad

Waterfall Grilled Beef Salad
D.Schmidt

This beef salad recipe offers a feast of flavors and textures with every bite! This salad is based on the famous "Waterfall Beef" dish in Thailand, so called because of the splashing sound of juices falling on a hot grill. The beef is lightly grilled or oven-broiled, sliced thinly, then served with a mixture of salad greens and fresh papaya 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.

3. Easy Thai Cucumber Salad

Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

This cucumber salad is easy to make and brimming with the quintessential tastes of Thai cooking. And it takes only 10 minutes to make! Great to take to a dinner party or potluck, as you can literally make it as you're heading out the door. Toss one up for dinner tonight - greens never tasted so scrumptious!

4. Thai Mango Chicken Salad

Thai Mango Chicken Salad
D. Schmidt

How many salads do you know that speak to all 5 senses at once?  Well, this one does just that.  It's the opposite of a boring tossed salad.  In fact, this one will thrill your taste-buds and leave you craving more.  At the same time, it is remarkably low in calories and fat (there isn't any oil in the dressing at all, so almost 0 fat!).  Try it and become a born-again salad lover again!

5. Easy Thai Tossed Green Salad

Thai Tossed Green Salad
D.Schmidt

This easy tossed green salad recipe can be put together in a matter of minutes. Thai green salad makes a wonderfully cooling side dish to spicy Thai curries and other Thai recipes, but is equally excellent for everyday meals. This tossed salad includes a very simple salad dressing recipe that's delicious, fresh, and slightly creamy but also low in fat and calories. And it can be made as mild or as spicy as you like. Tip: double the salad dressing recipe and keep any extra in the refrigerator for a quick & scrumptious tossed salad anytime!

6. Easy Thai Green Papaya Salad

Scrumptious Green Papaya Salad
D.Schmidt

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 salad that will make a great impression at your next potluck, party, or family get-together. It's also easy to make, low-calorie, and very nutritious.

7. Pad Thai Noodle Salad

Pad Thai Salad
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 06/29/10

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!

8. Thai Cold Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Summer Vegetables

Thai Cold Noodle Salad with Shrimp & Summer Vegetables
D.Schmidt
This easy recipe for pasta salad is super-delicious and virtually fat free! Asian-style egg or wheat noodles - or fettuccine 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 cooking. Make the full recipe and keep in the refrigerator to enjoy all week, whether for quick and easy lunches, or for a scrumptious gourmet summer dinner. Enjoy!

9. Classic Thai Chicken Salad ('Larb Gai')

Larb Chicken Salad
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt
Larb Chicken salad is classic Thai, and one of my all-time favorite salads. I make it with chicken, but in Thailand pork or beef are also used. Fresh mint is one of the key ingredients that make this salad sing. ENJOY!

10. Thai Chicken Salad (for the oven or grill)

Tantalizing Thai Grilled Chicken Salad!

This Thai Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemongrass-Coriander Dressing will thrill your taste-buds! Sart with strips of chicken breast quickly marinated in a garlic-coriander-pepper sauce. The chicken is then grilled either on the BBQ or boiled in your oven, then placed over a bed of summer greens that has been tossed in a simple lemongrass-coriander-lime dressing. Top with a sprinkling of fresh basil, and you have a complete meal that is so Thai-delicious, you'll want to make it your number one salad this summer!

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