Spicy Thai Salad

I’ve had Thai food on my mind lately since the weather is cooling off and Thai food adds some extra heat when it’s cold outside. I find the deep flavors in Thai dishes to be so comforting and grounding.

I spent time several years ago playing around with Thai-inspired recipes in anticipation of my honeymoon adventures in Thailand. I wanted to create some healthy crave-worthy recipes full of those refreshing, sweet, and zesty flavors.

This delicious Spicy Thai Salad was one of the recipes I made over and it’s still one of my go-tos almost 10 years later!

From its crunchy cabbage base to its lime juice-based dressing, this salad has all of the sweet and tangy Thai flavors that we all love. It’s super easy to throw together and will be a crowd pleaser whether you serve it for a weeknight meal or a larger gathering.

Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below! We love hearing from you.

With love and lime juice,


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Spicy Thai Salad

Yields: 4-6 servings


For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ⅛ cup sesame oil
  • ⅛ cup olive oil
  • ½-1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes

For the salad:

  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup scallions
  • ¾ head Napa cabbage, chopped
  • ¼ head red cabbage, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrots, julienned
  • Handful of cashews


Blend lime juice, sesame oil, olive oil, maple syrup, soaked cashews and red chili flakes in a high speed blender. Set dressing aside or place in the refrigerator. Toss cilantro, mint, carrots, plus the Napa and red cabbage in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and sprinkle with remaining cashews. Enjoy!

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