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20 Thai-Inspired Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Takout

Thai Mango Avocado Salad

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This colorful salad has mango, avocado, and red peppers, which are high in vitamin B6 and add some crunch. Top that with a light vinaigrette, and you've got a winning salad.

Get the recipe: Thai Mango Avocado Salad

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Thai Broccoli Soup with Coconut Milk

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Coconut milk is a staple ingredient of Thai cuisine. It's responsible for the creamy texture of this soup, which is loaded with other healthy ingredients like broccoli, leafy greens, and sweet potato.

Get the recipe: Thai Broccoli Soup with Coconut Milk

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Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa

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Thai fish cakes are traditionally made with white fish, but swapping in salmon means more omega-3s. These are topped with a fresh mango salsa (you could also try them with one of these 12 homemade salsas).

Get the recipe: Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa

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Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Eating beef on a skewer means you can get an ample amount of sauce with each bite, a definite plus when it comes to this creamy peanut dipping sauce. One serving of this recipe has 128 calories and 12.5 grams of protein.

Get the recipe: Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls

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Curry is an easy weeknight option (check out these 11 vegan curry recipes). The broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and purple cabbage in this one will keep you on track for your daily veggie quota.

Get the recipe: Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls

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Thai Basil Chicken

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This dish is based on a typical Thai street food. Ground chicken is flavored with basil and a rich sauce, then served with a crispy fried egg. The recipe requires minimal prep work; it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish.

Get the recipe: Thai Basil Chicken

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Thai Curry Jackfruit Tacos

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It might sound crazy to use fruit as a meat substitute, but jackfruit has a mild taste and the texture of pulled pork. This recipe for loaded, Thai-flavored tacos uses premade curry jackfruit (though you could season your own) as the "meat."

Get the recipe: Thai Curry Jackfruit Tacos

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Black Rice Pudding with Coconut and Mango

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This slightly sweet rice pudding is flavored with coconut, mango, and vanilla. In addition to its visual appeal, black rice (aka forbidden rice) is richer in fiber and antioxidants than white or brown.

Get the recipe: Black Rice Pudding with Coconut and Mango

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Thai Pomelo Salad with a Hot, Sweet, and Sour Dressing

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Pomelo is similar to grapefruit and a popular ingredient in Asian dishes (here's why you need to try one). For this salad, the fruit is topped with fresh herbs, a chili dressing, and roasted nuts.

Get the recipe: Thai Pomelo Salad with a Hot, Sweet, and Sour Dressing

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Coconut Peanut Butter Clusters

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These Thai-style no-bakes are delicious clusters of chow mein noodles. They're on the indulgent side, but they contain peanut butter, which is a good source of protein, and cayenne pepper, which has been shown to boost metabolism.

Get the recipe: Coconut Peanut Butter Clusters

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Big Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

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The next time you're craving a grain bowl, try this hearty salad with classic stir-fry vegetables like baby corn and shiitake mushrooms, plus a creamy peanut sauce.

Get the recipe: Big Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

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Thai Sweet Chili Pork Pizza

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This recipe is an Italian-Thai fusion that does both cuisines justice. The combo of shredded pork, mozzarella, and sweet chili sauce sounds like melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

Get the recipe: Thai Sweet Chili Pork Pizza

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Eggs Benedict

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In a stroke of pure genius, coconut shrimp stands in for English muffins in this eggs Benedict recipe. They're served with salsa on the side and curry hollandaise.

Get the recipe: Thai Coconut Shrimp Eggs Benedict

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Pad See Ew with Chicken

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Pad Thai is amazing, but Pad See Ew deserves the same amount of recognition. It's made with stir-fried wide, flat noodles. This recipe calls for chicken, but you could easily sub in a different protein.

Get the recipe: Pad See Ew with Chicken

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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

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You could keep these pickled cherry tomatoes on hand to top salads and burgers, or you immediately could eat them all like grapes. (Here's why you should always opt for organic tomatoes.)

Get the recipe: Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

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Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dip

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These spring rolls are a light and healthy bite filled completely with vegetables and fresh herbs. They're both gluten-free and vegan. (Craving a sweeter roll? Try these peach and white chocolate spring rolls.)

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dip

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Carrot Ginger Sauce

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Grill up these Thai-inspired burgers for a high-protein main. They're topped with a bright orange carrot-ginger sauce, which adds vitamin A.

Get the recipe: Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Carrot Sauce

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Thai Peanut Hummus with Crudités

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If Thai peanut sauce and hummus had a baby, this dip would be it. Use it as a sandwich spread, eat it with crunchy veggies, or use it to thicken up soup.

Get the recipe: Thai Peanut Hummus with Crudités

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Thai Salmon with Chili and Basil

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This salmon is baked in a pool of garlic, basil, chili sauce. Eating salmon aids in weight loss, and chili peppers can help to speed up your metabolism.

Get the recipe: Thai Salmon with Chili and Basil

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Easy Thai Shrimp Soup

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If you love coconut shrimp but want a healthier option, try this soup (another great option: coconut curried shrimp with bok choy). Shrimp is added to a coconut and curry-flavored broth.

Get the recipe: Easy Thai Shrimp Soup

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