5 Thai dishes for this summer

Thai recipes for this summer
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5 Thai dishes for this summer

We have curated a list of five Thai dishes that are perfect for your summer cooking adventure.
These dishes showcase the diversity of Thai cuisine, with each dish offering a unique taste experience. Whether you're hosting a summer party or simply want to enjoy a relaxing meal at home, these recipes are sure to impress.

You'll have this ready to go for a quick weeknight ... Pad Thai!

1. Pad Thai

A classic and beloved Thai dish, Pad Thai, is a perfect blend of sweet, sour, and savory flavors. The stir-fried noodle dish comes together with rice noodles, tofu or shrimp, bean sprouts, eggs, and peanuts.
The key to a great Pad Thai is the sauce, made from tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice. This dish is a crowd-pleaser and a must-try this summer!

The recipe can be found here: Pad Thai Recipe.

Thai Som Tam papaya salad
A crunchy, tangy, and sweet Green Papaya Salad, that's perfect for summer!

2. Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad)

Som Tam is a refreshing and spicy salad with a perfect balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty flavors.
Made with shredded green papaya, cherry tomatoes, long beans, peanuts, and dried shrimp, it's tossed in a tangy dressing made from lime juice, fish sauce, coconut sugar, and chilies.
Som Tam is a great side dish or a light main for those hot summer days.

The recipe can be found here: Som Tam Recipe

Thai Pomelo salad
Thai Pomelo salad is sweet, savory, and refreshing.

3. Thai Pomelo Salad

Although Pomelo salad is technically a fruit salad, it is served up as a main course not as a dessert.
A spectacular salad that is the perfect balance of spicy, sour, salty, crunchy, sweet and juice.
And after a little preparation, is as simple as tossing all the ingredients into a bowl before tucking in to enjoy this delicious dish!

The recipe can be found here: Yam Som O salad.


Mango sticky rice Thai street food


4. Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice is a popular Thai sweet treat made with ripe mangoes, sticky rice, and coconut milk.
The sticky rice is cooked in coconut milk and then served with sweet slices of mango on top. It's a perfect way to enjoy the sweetness of mangoes during the summer.

Thai Quinoa salad
Thai quinoa salad drizzled with a delicious peanut satay sauce.

5. Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad

An addictive peanut sauce for a crisp, colourful, Thai-inspired Quinoa salad.
Enjoy it as a light summer dinner and pack up the leftovers for tomorrow lunch!

The recipe can be found here: Thai peanut quinoa salad.

Tips to Enhance Your Thai Cooking Experience

As you embark on your Thai cooking adventure, remember to take your time and enjoy the process. Thai cooking is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
Here are a few tips to enhance your cooking experience.


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  • First, invest in a good mortar and pestle. Many Thai dishes require grinding spices and herbs, and a mortar and pestle will give you the best results.
  • Prep your ingredients before you start cooking. Thai cooking can be fast-paced, and having everything ready will make the process smoother.
  • Don't be afraid to adjust the recipes to your liking. Remember, balance is the key to Thai cuisine. If you are beginner to cooking Thai food, you can read our tips for cooking Thai food here.

    Enjoy preparing and savoring these Thai delicacies this summer, and explore the vibrant flavors that Thailand has to offer.