Crunchy Chopped Thai Salad made with sweet sesame dressing is made with crunchy cashews, nutritional herbs, and colorful veggies, all tossed in a simple Thai dressing made with four pantry staple ingredients.
I made this Healthy Thai Salad three times in one week.
Is Thai salad healthy?
Yes, well this one is. If you want less sodium, get the low sodium soy sauce.
I want to make this Thai salad over and over again, and tell everyone about it. It’s that good!
Anything with mango makes my heart sing 🙂 Love, love mango. In a salad? Oh yes please! This salad has the right amount of sweetness, plus a great kick from the red chili pepper.
My top post on Google has been this Korean style cabbage salad , and for good reason- it’s easy to make and so tasty. It hits every taste bud in one bowl. So here is another Asian inspired salad, that is crunchy, flavorful and gorgeous. You can eat it for lunch on it’s own or add a fillet of your favorite meat (I like to add salmon).
I don’t know about you, but Thai food is one of my favorites. Just looking at the images of this crunchy Thai salad makes my tummy rumble. In Thai cuisine, a fresh salad completes a meal, and I stand by that 100%.
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What do You need to Make a Thai Salad
You will need some fresh ingredients and some what of chopping skillets (which I find satisfying, therapeutic- zoning out kind of task)
For this Crunchy Choppy Thai Salad you will need:
Veggies: Red bell pepper, red onion, red chili, green onion, and mung beans sprouts.
Fruit: Mango- great addition to the salad.
Crunch: Cashews, you roast them yourself or buy pre-roasted.
Herbs: Fresh cilantro and mint leaves.
How to Make Dressing for Thai Salad?
Just four ingredients to bring out the flavors in Thai salad.
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
Whisk it together and drizzle over the salad.
How Do I Make a Thai Salad?
Prep: Chop, slice add all the salad ingredients into a bowl.
Whisk: Whisk salad ingredients.
Combine: Salad and Dressing together.
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Quick and Easy Creamy Stuffed Eggs with Dill are the ideal side dish for a Sunday lunch or dinner!
Best Fresh Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Dressing
- 1 mango
- ½ red bell pepper
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts
- ¼ cup green onion, chopped
- ½ red chili, chopped
- ⅓ cup roasted cashews, roughly chopped
- ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped
- 3-4 mint leaves, chopped
- ½ lime, just the juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- Thinly slice the mango.1 mango
- Thinly slice the red bell pepper.½ red bell pepper
- Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl.½ red bell pepper, ¼ red onion,, 1 cup mung bean sprouts, ¼ cup green onion,, ½ red chili,, ⅓ cup roasted cashews,, ⅓ cup cilantro,, 3-4 mint leaves,, 1 mango
- Mix together the dressing in a small bowl.½ lime,, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- Drizzle over the salad.