20 Thai-Inspired Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Takout
Thai Mango Avocado Salad
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
Thai Broccoli Soup with Coconut Milk
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.
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Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa
Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce
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.
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Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
Thai Basil Chicken
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.
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Thai Curry Jackfruit Tacos
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
Black Rice Pudding with Coconut and Mango
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
Thai Pomelo Salad with a Hot, Sweet, and Sour Dressing
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
Coconut Peanut Butter Clusters
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
Big Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad
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.
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Thai Sweet Chili Pork Pizza
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
Thai Coconut Shrimp Eggs Benedict
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.
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Pad See Ew with Chicken
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
Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dip
Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Carrot Ginger Sauce
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
Thai Peanut Hummus with Crudités
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