Thai food is all about simplicity and fresh ingredients. This salad recipe, a take on the classic Som Tam salad, is a light meal that is sure to keep you full for a few hours. This is especially because of the addition of chicken to it! A perfect balance of sweet, sour and savoury flavours, our Thai Chicken Salad is a dish that will surprise your taste buds.
If you are unable to find raw green papaya to use in this recipe, worry not! You could either use raw green mango or not include it in the dish altogether– the dressing offers enough tanginess to the dish.
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Thai Chicken Salad: Make a Wholesome and Healthy Salad in Minutes
Chop the coriander or cilantro stems and add them to a bowl. Add lime juice, garlic, chilli garlic sauce, fish sauce, sugar and oil. Mix the ingredients well.
Take a large bowl. Add all the salad ingredients such as onion, tomatoes, cucumber, red chilli, roasted cashews, grated papaya and lettuce leaves. Then add the shredded chicken. Pour the salad dressing over the vegetables and give the salad a good toss. The salad is ready! Serve with noodles or have it on it's own.
Recipe TipIf Chilli Garlic Sauce is not available, then you can also add only Chilli sauce to this recipe. Share your version of this recipeHow do you make a Thai Chicken Salad at home? What ingredients do you use for the salad dressing? Share your version with us!Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat can I substitute fish sauce with if it is not available?If fish sauce is not available, then you can substitute it with soy sauce. However, fish sauce gives an umami flavour to your chicken salad. Can I add more vegetables to this recipe?Yes. You can add as many vegetables of your liking such as raw mango, raw papaya, grated carrot, cabbage, mint leaves and more.