Healthy Thai Salad

Treat your taste buds to a symphony of fresh and vibrant flavors with our Healthy Thai Salad! Bursting with an assortment of colorful vegetables, herbs, and a zesty dressing, this salad is a celebration of Thai cuisine that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Indulge in a light and refreshing meal that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a wholesome lunch option, a side dish to complement your main course, or simply a nourishing meal on a warm day, this Thai salad is the answer to your culinary cravings.

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Healthy Thai Salad

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 servings

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Salad/Main Course

Cuisine: Thai

kcal: Approximately 200 calories per serving

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Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.), washed and torn
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, julienned or grated
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts (optional, for garnish)

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (for a vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Salad

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, shredded purple cabbage, julienned or grated carrot, thinly sliced cucumber, and red bell pepper.
  2. Toss the vegetables gently to mix them evenly, creating a colorful and inviting salad base.

Step 2: Whipping Up the Dressing

  1. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the fresh lime juice, soy sauce or tamari, honey or maple syrup, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated fresh ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preference, adding more lime juice for tanginess or honey for sweetness.

Step 3: Assembling the Healthy Thai Salad

  1. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, making sure to coat the vegetables with the zesty goodness.
  2. Add the cherry tomato halves, fresh cilantro leaves, and fresh mint leaves to the salad, gently tossing everything together.

Step 4: Nutrition Facts

(Note: The following nutritional information is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used and serving sizes.)

  • Calories: 200 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 6g

Step 5: Serving and Enjoying

  1. Garnish the Healthy Thai Salad with chopped roasted peanuts (optional) for a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.
  2. Divide the salad into 4 individual serving plates, and savor the freshness and nourishment of this Thai-inspired delight.

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Note: Our Healthy Thai Salad is a celebration of nutrient-rich vegetables, aromatic herbs, and a tangy dressing that harmonizes beautifully to create a burst of flavors. The combination of textures and tastes in this salad makes it a delightful experience for your palate. Feel free to customize the salad by adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a protein boost, or toss in some cooked rice noodles to turn it into a heartier meal. This salad is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing option that supports your health and well-being. Whether you’re embracing a plant-based lifestyle or simply seeking a light and wholesome meal, this Healthy Thai Salad is the answer to your cravings. Say hello to a bowl of freshness and zing, and relish the delightful taste and nourishment of our Healthy Thai Salad! 🥗😋

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1 thought on “Healthy Thai Salad”

  1. Please find a way to set up your website so that one can print out the recipe only! I had to print SEVEN pages total in order to print this recipe. Not worth it to have to do that. Thank you!!!

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