These easy Thai recipes recreate the takeout experience at home! Upgrade your dinner and have some fun trying them out!
For a unique Asian feast that features a perfect blend of flavors, Thai cuisine is the way to go.
There are no advanced cooking skills required! You’ll just need fresh spices, herbs, and Thai pantry staples.
When it comes to Thai food, most people anticipate that it will be spicy.
That might be true for some dishes, but layers of flavors unfold as you dig into the food.
Thai cuisine ensures there’s a balance between five main flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, bitter, and sour.
Perhaps you’ve had this glorious flavor combination when you ordered pad Thai at your favorite restaurant.
But there are lots of other Thai dishes that are a delight to eat.
Ready to flood your kitchen with refreshing flavors and aroma? Take a pick from these 32 Thai recipes to get started!
Meatless but so filling, this curry recipe will warm you up from the inside out.
Kabocha squash and the rest of the veggies are simmered in a coconut-based sauce, creating a hearty and flavorful curry.
Tamarind paste, fish sauce, and red curry paste are thrown into the mix for the authentic taste.
Mangoes are typically used in Thai desserts. But for this recipe, you’ll use this delicious tropical fruit for a healthy meal.
This salad combines sweet mango, jalapeño, red bell peppers, and your favorite green, leafy vegetable.
And oh, the dressing — it’s insanely good! If you haven’t had a salad with a peanut butter-lime dressing, this recipe is a must-try.
It’s bright, lightly sweet, and hands-down refreshing.
Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Use the time to make this Thai chicken recipe for a winning meal!
This easy-peasy recipe yields a flavor-packed chicken that’s tender, moist, and caramel-y. It’s basically all things irresistible when it comes to a chicken dinner.
The secret ingredient is the sweet chili sauce infused with classic Thai spices.
Lime juice adds a light tart flavor to the dish, while the sriracha sauce packs a spicy kick.
Chicken in tacos? Give me some! Besides the fact that the chicken is marinated and grilled, it’s also smothered in a delicious peanut butter sauce.
Add some fresh and crisp veggies into the mix, and you’ll get loaded tacos with Thai-inspired flavors.
Once you learn how to make these, your Taco Tuesdays will never be the same again.
Gai lan, or Chinese broccoli, meets savory oyster sauce in this recipe. The result is a match made in heaven!
Turn up the heat by adding Thai chilies to this side dish.
In this recipe, the stems of gai lan are cut up for easy eating and everything is stir-fried to enhance the flavors.
Warning: This dish is so tasty, you might make a meal out of it when served with rice.
Coconut pancakes are crowd-favorite street food in Thailand, and it’s easy to see why. They’re light, fluffy, and coconut-y.
Everything comes together in 25 minutes, so these cakes are super easy to make, too. Enjoy with a bit of chive or green onions for the perfectly sweet-savory flavor.
7. Pad Thai
Pad Thai is indeed one of the most well-loved Thai dishes today.
It’s a stir-fried noodle dish full of vibrant flavors from fish sauce, dried shrimp, tamarind paste, and palm sugar.
With layers of salty, sour, and sweet flavors, this dish is simply hard to forget.
Tender chicken bites, fresh vegetables, and lots of crunchy peanuts are added for the maximum taste.
This noodle salad is swimming in a flavorful peanut sauce and is loaded with shredded veggies.
This is a salad I could eat the next day… and the next and the next. It’s addictive!
Scallions, cilantro, and jalapeño add depth to the flavor, while the fresh orange juice helps in balancing the overall taste.
Thai green curry is tummy-warming and chock full of flavors. It gets better when you add the blistered and caramelized eggplant.
Snow peas, spinach, and red pepper join the mix, making the dish more flavorful and filling.
Top with crunchy bean sprouts, serve with lime wedges for squeezing, and enjoy!
On a chilly day, this Thai broccoli soup will transport you somewhere warm and cozy. This recipe yields a vibrant green soup infused with creamy coconut milk.
For texture and extra flavor, garnish the soup with fresh herbs, chili flakes, or crispy shallots.
The red Thai curry sauce only requires a few simple ingredients, but it’s extremely flavorful and versatile.
Use this sauce for everything — rice, noodles, vegetables, or salads — if you’re looking for a unique spicy taste.
By adjusting the consistency, you can turn the sauce into a soup base, marinade, or a dressing.
12. Spring Rolls
This recipe yields gorgeous spring rolls filled with thinly-sliced and crisp vegetables.
Dip them in a homemade peanut-sweet chili sauce to amp up the flavor.
Thin strips of mangoes, cooked shrimps, fresh herbs, and rice noodles also go into the wrappers. This creates some of the best-tasting rolls out there!
These Thai chicken lettuce wraps prove that you can eat healthy while enjoying good food.
The lettuce wraps are packed with the freshest ingredients and the boldest Thai flavors, leaving you wanting more.
All it takes is some chopping, sauteing, and mixing. In 20 minutes, you’ll have hearty and delicious lettuce wraps as an appetizer, main dish, or both. Why not?
Aromatic and flavorful with a bit of a crunch — that’s Thai coconut rice in a nutshell.
Coconut milk, candied ginger, and turmeric give the best flavors to this rice dish.
Crushed red pepper flakes add a tolerable heat, while the sliced almonds on top make for a crunchy bite!
This salad is one of the most enticing Thai dishes I’ve tried. It’s colorful and packed with nutrients from fresh veggies. If you love healthy food, you won’t want to miss this!
The best part is that it calls for easy-to-find ingredients and has a quick prep time. With a little cooking, whisking, and tossing, you’ll be done in 30 minutes.
Coconut-flavored Thai green curry is made healthier with spring vegetables. Think fresh carrots, spinach, and asparagus.
Just imagining this delicious Thai dish is making my tummy warm! Serve over rice or quinoa for a filling and comforting meal.
This recipe brings some crunchy goodness to your salad bowl. Coupled with a creamy peanut dressing, this salad will give you a satisfying meal.
It calls for cabbage, red bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and edamame. But the beauty of this recipe is that you can use any crunchy veggies you have on hand.
The dressing is a cinch to make, too. Just combine the peanut butter with herbs and spices, then blend away.
Not a fan of veggies? Maybe these crispy and savory cauliflower wings will change your mind.
Dipped into a peanut butter-curry batter then coated with breadcrumbs, these cauliflower wings are addictive!
These baked one-bite goodies are ideal for parties or game nights.
You’ll only need 25 minutes to make this hearty and comforting chicken noodle soup dish.
It’s infused with authentic Thai flavors, thanks to the Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, and fish sauce.
Rice noodles and shredded chicken add bulk to this dish, while the sriracha sauce and lime wedges bring balance to the overall taste.
This is unlike any other curries that you’ve had. It’s silky, saucy, and loaded with tender sweet potatoes!
The secret ingredient here is the combination of red curry paste and yellow curry paste. It will create an unbelievable flavor explosion. You’ve been warned.
The coconut milk makes this curry oh-so-creamy, while the baby spinach packs nutrients.
21. Peanut Sauce
You’ve noticed that Thai recipes are big on the peanut sauce, right? That’s why I’m here to give you an easy recipe for this mighty flavoring.
For this sauce, you’ll only need five ingredients: peanut butter, lime juice, tamari, maple syrup, and chili garlic sauce.
With a little mixing, you’ll have a creamy peanut sauce ready in five minutes! It’s perfect for spring rolls, salads, and other Thai dishes.
Light and tangy, this green papaya salad is a wonderful way to start a meal.
The green papaya is combined with fresh cucumbers, carrots, and mint leaves.
Toss in a rice vinegar-based dressing, top with toasted sunflower seeds, and you’re done!
Thai coconut curry is the easiest curry of them all! In 20 minutes, you’ll have a healthy yet flavor-packed dish made in one skillet.
This curry is rich and savory, with a hint of sweetness from coconut milk, onions, and carrots.
Everything’s made better by the Thai red curry paste, adding depth to the overall flavor.
Fragrant, well-spiced, and just plain delicious, this Thai pumpkin soup is my go-to comfort food.
I don’t know about you, but pumpkin and coconut milk is such a great combination.
When you add some cilantro and chili into the mix, you’ll get the ultimate winter soup!
Making this sweet and spicy dish is a great way to use your leftover rice. It’s packed with classic Thai flavorings, such as tamari, chili garlic sauce, and lime.
The pineapple chunks have caramelized edges, adding natural sweetness and a nice texture to the dish.
For a filling and healthy fried rice, add the eggs, red bell pepper, and cashews.
26. Thai Fruit Salad
Let’s ease the heat from the previous Thai recipes, shall we? This colorful salad is bursting with fruity flavors that you’ll love.
Tropical fruits like mangoes, bananas, and pineapples are dressed in a sweet coconut-lime sauce.
This salad also tastes delicious with local or seasonal fruits, so feel free to add your favorites.
This curry is savory and not too spicy, with sweet-tangy undertones from pineapples. It’s perfect!
This Thai dish traditionally uses full-fat coconut milk, but you can make it healthier by using one cup of light coconut milk.
So, what’s the secret to this ultra-flavorful curry? Simply cook the red curry paste in oil before mixing it with coconut milk.
This creates a sauce with a more intense flavor profile.
This spicy Thai dish comes together quickly, so it’s a great last-minute dinner idea. You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and one pot!
Linguine noodles, mushrooms, and zucchini are flavored with Thai spices like sriracha sauce and red pepper flakes.
Add some shrimp or chicken if you’re looking for a protein boost, and of course, peanuts for a crunchy surprise.
29. Thai Fried Rice
For fried rice oozing with bold Thai flavors, this is the recipe. It features a perfect blend of fish sauce, chili peppers, and soy sauce.
If you have leftover jasmine rice, now’s the time to make a delicious meal out of it.
Just add some veggies, eggs, and basic pantry spices. Voila! It’s a lovely dish made in under 30 minutes.
A recipe roundup for Thai dishes won’t be complete without the classic mango sticky rice.
This tropical dessert is perfect for the hot days with its fresh mango slices and glutinous rice infused with a sweet, coconut-y flavor.
Top the rice with lightly toasted sesame seeds for extra nuttiness.
31. Thai Tea
This Thai tea has a restaurant-quality, so you’ll want to make a huge party pitcher for sharing.
It has a creamy layer, and a balanced flavor with a subtle hint of vanilla taste.
You can make this drink from scratch using organic tea bags, or take a shortcut using your favorite Thai tea mix.
32. Rolled Ice Cream
A satisfying sweet mix of cream and condensed milk makes decadent rolls of ice cream. I’m sure these swirled goodies will wake up the inner child in you!
And yes, you’ll only need two ingredients. Just mix them on a baking tray and add your choice of flavorings.
These could be your favorite chocolate or fruits chopped into tiny bits and pieces. Freeze until ready to roll and enjoy!
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