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Thai Crunch Salad


30 min

Thai Crunch Salad

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30 min


4 persons




5.00 rating-star (2)


Author: Antonina Blum

What can be more exotic than Thai cuisine? If you are a big fan of Thai meals and would not mind tasting something new, here is what we’ve got on offer. Thai crunch salad is a great mix of absolutely delicious ingredients that will all make your dinnertime an enjoyable time for your whole family. Here you can find many tasteful components that all add new flavors to this fantastic composition. Thai crunch salad can be served together with chicken or other similar options to make your meals a bit more nourishing. However, it also goes well all on its own being an appetizing dinner option for every fan of Thai cuisine.


  • creamy peanut butter: 0.25 cup
  • unseasoned rice vinegar: 2 Tbsp
  • fresh lime juice: 2 Tbsp (from one lime)
  • vegetable oil: 3 Tbsp
  • soy sauce: 1 Tbsp (use gluten-free if needed)
  • honey: 2 Tbsp
  • sugar: 2.5 Tbsp
  • garlic: 2 clove (roughly chopped)
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes: 0.25 tsp
  • fresh cilantro leaves: 2 Tbsp (+ 1-inch square piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped)
  • chopped Napa cabbage or shredded coleslaw mix: 4 cup
  • prepared shredded carrots: 1 cup
  • red bell pepper: 1 piece (thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces)
  • small English cucumber: 1 piece (halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced)
  • cooked and shelled edamame: 1 cup
  • medium scallions: 2 piece (thinly sliced)
  • loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro: 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. This is one of those recipes with a long list of ingredients but don’t let that deter you.

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  2. You can use many of the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, and the dressing is quickly puréed in a blender.

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  3. Begin by making the dressing. Simply combine all of the ingredients except for the cilantro in a blender and process until completely smooth. It’s best to roughly chop the garlic and ginger beforehand, as most blenders aren’t able to process large pieces.

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  4. Add the cilantro and process for a few seconds until the cilantro is finely chopped. (If you add it in the beginning, it will completely blend into the dressing and give it a greenish hue.)

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  5. It will look like this.

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  6. Next, make the salad. I typically use a blend of Napa cabbage, cucumbers, red bell peppers, shredded carrots, shredded purple cabbage and edamame, but you can use any crunchy vegetables that you like.

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  7. If you use cucumbers, be sure to remove the seeds, as they can make the salad watery.

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  8. Combine all of the vegetables in a bowl along with the chopped spring onions and cilantro, and toss to combine.

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  9. If you’re serving the salad right away, drizzle the peanut dressing overtop and toss; otherwise serve the dressing on the side so the salad doesn’t get soggy.

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History of the Thai Crunch Salad: The Thai Crunch Salad has become a popular dish in recent years due to its delicious blend of traditional Thai flavors and refreshing ingredients. This salad is believed to have originated in Thailand, where light, vegetable-based dishes are staples in the local cuisine. Over time, the salad has evolved and become a popular choice in Western countries due to the growing popularity of Thai cuisine.

Tips and Tricks for Thai Crunch Salad Recipe: One of the best things about the Thai Crunch Salad recipe is that it's completely customizable. Feel free to swap out ingredients based on your preferences or what's available at your local supermarket. Additionally, if you're allergic to peanuts, you can substitute the peanut butter with another type of nut butter, such as almond or cashew.

When making the dressing, be sure to blend the ingredients thoroughly to create a smooth consistency. This will allow the flavors to blend and create a more satisfying taste. If you prefer a spicier salad, consider adding more crushed red pepper flakes to the dressing.

When preparing the vegetables for the salad, it's essential to keep them crunchy. Overcooked vegetables can become mushy and reduce the overall quality of the salad. Additionally, be sure to remove the seeds from cucumbers to prevent them from making the salad watery.

Tips for presenting the dish: The Thai Crunch Salad is a beautiful and colorful dish that is sure to impress your dinner guests. Consider serving it in a large glass bowl to showcase the vibrant colors of the vegetables. Alternatively, you can present the salad in individual bowls or plates for a more refined presentation.

When drizzling the dressing over the salad, try to distribute it evenly to ensure that each vegetable is coated. Additionally, consider garnishing the dish with some additional cilantro leaves, chopped nuts, or sesame seeds to add an extra layer of flavor and texture. Overall, the Thai Crunch Salad is a light and refreshing dish that is perfect for any occasion.

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