This Fresh Thai Salad is one of those simple delicious salads that I so enjoy!
Full of fresh flavors including mango, cucumber, carrots, tomato, cilantro and topped with a simple dressing that is lightly sweet, salty and spicy, it’s a bit of everything and will leave you feeling fresh and energized.
This Thai salad recipe is a Som Tam salad, and is very popular in Thailand using unripe green papaya. This is my version using ripe ripe mango in place of green papaya, along with the traditional cucumber, carrots and tomatoes.
Staying close to the traditional Som Tam of Thailand is the spiciness, saltiness and sweetness of the dressing. It’s easy to make and comes together beautifully. You may even find it to be quite addicting!
Feel free to add or subtract whatever ingredient you want. I think pineapple would be a nice sweet addition as well. The flavors of the simple dressing will go with many tropical fruits and a wide variety of vegetables. Have fun experimenting!Print
FRESH THAI SALAD
A fresh thai salad with mango, cucumber, carrot and tomato in a flavorful dressing.
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 15 min
- Yield: Serves 2
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 English cucumber, julienned
- 2 large carrots, julienned
- 1 mango, julienned or sliced
- 1 tomato, diced or handful cherry tomatoes, halved
- handful cashews or peanuts, optional
- cilantro, as much as you like, to serve
- 1 – 2 limes, to serve
- 2 tablespoons tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon coconut, pure cane or raw sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
- juice of one lime
In a small bowl, mix together tamari, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes and juice of lime. Set aside. Mix before adding to the salad, we want the sugar to be as dissolved as possible.
Prepare your vegetables and fruit, place in medium sized bowl along with nuts, add dressing and mix well. Serve in individual bowls with an extra squeeze of lime.
You can sub in 3 – 4 Persian cucumbers in place of the English. Both of these types of cucumbers have less seeds making them ideal for being julienned.
My kind of easy…and so amazingly fresh & delicious!