Here are our best, easy Thai Recipes bursting with authentic Thai flavor! These better-than-takeout meals can be easily made at home and will soon become your new favorites!

easy pad thai in a wok.

If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know how much we love Thailand. Not only for its kind and gentle people, peaceful, generous culture, and stunning landscapes but for its fresh and flavorful cuisine!

We love to cook Thai food at home because it inevitably brings us back to those special places. Many of our recipes are authentic, like our Pad Thai Noodles or Tom Kha Soup, and some are Thai-inspired. Most are vegetarian or vegan-adaptable!

Thai Noodle Dishes

Easy Pad Thai!

One of our most popular Thai recipes on the blog, is this Easy Pad Thai recipe that can be made with chicken, shrimp, or tofu! It is vegan-adaptable and has incredible flavor! Use tamarind paste for authentic flavor, or use an easy swap( lime juice and rice vinegar).

pad thai in a bowl.

Khao Soi (Northern Thai Curry Noodle Soup)

A rich, fragrant coconut curry broth with a hint of cardamom is the base for Khao Soi, a comforting dish that hails from northern Thailand. Add rice noodles and your choice of protein: shrimp, tofu, or chicken!  

Coconut Curry Noodles

Drunken Noodles

Thai Drunken Noodles are the perfect 30-minute weeknight dinner – spicy, saucy and full of bold umami flavor-can be made w/ chicken, shrimp or crispy tofu!

Thai Drunken Noodles

Pad See Ew

Pad See Ew is a delicious Thai stir-fried noodle dish using wide rice noodles, Chinese broccoli, eggs, your choice of protein ( chicken, tofu, shrimp) and a flavorful sweet soy stir-fry sauce.

Pad See Ew is a delicious Thai stir-fried noodle dish using wide rice noodles, Chinese broccoli, eggs, your choice of protein ( chicken, tofu, shrimp) and a flavorful sweet soy stir-fry sauce. 

Authentic Pad Mee!

This delicious Thai-style vermicelli noodle recipe is from Simply Suwanee. Simple and delicious  Authentic Pad Mee has so much flavor.

Authentic Pad Mee Recipe

Thai Noodle Salad 

Originally from our vegetarian restaurant, this Thai Noodle salad recipe is loaded up with healthy veggies and our “best-ever” peanut sauce made with peanut butter. Perfect for mid-week lunches, it is vegan and a reader favorite!

Vegan Thai Noodle Salad


Thai CurrIeS

Thai Green Curry

This Thai green curry recipe is bursting with flavor! Make this with homemade green curry paste or use store-bought green curry paste! One of my personal favorite Thai recipes!

An easy authentic recipe for Thai Green Curry.


An easy authentic recipe for  Thai Red Curry made with your choice of chicken, shrimp, veggies or tofu.  Make it on the stovetop or use your instant pot! Serve it over black rice, jasmine rice, or rice noodles – and save the leftovers for lunch!

This Thai Red Curry recipe is bursting with authentic Thai flavor.

Thai Zucchini Curry

Zucchini Curry is a delightful dish made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk. It’s a quick and easy dinner – the perfect meal for end-of-summer produce. Make this with chicken breast or Crispy Tofu.

Zucchini Curry in a bowl.

Thai Fish Curry

This recipe for Thai Fish Curry is quick and easy and full of amazing Thai flavors, made with fragrant coconut lemongrass broth, fish sauce and lime, it is one of our favorite Thai dishes on the blog.

Thai Fish Curry.


Pumpkin Curry

Creamy Thai Pumpkin Curry is full of delicious Thai flavors that can be made with tofu, chicken or shrimp. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and great for meal prep!

Creamy Pumpkin Curry.


This simple easy dinner recipe is loaded up with healthy veggies, noodles and your choice of chicken or tofu.

Green Curry Noodle Soup


Pineapple Curry 

Thai Pineapple Curry is an incredibly easy and tasty recipe for a quick lunch or dinner. This 20-minute version is full of healthy vegetables, fresh pineapple, and your choice of Chicken or Tofu, bathed in fragrant coconut red curry sauce. It’s seriously divine! It’s vegan-adaptable.

Pineapple Curry.

Thai Soups

Tom Kha Gai

Warming and authentic Tom Kha Gai  (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup). This flavorful Thai recipe is very adaptable and can be made in an instant pot or on the stovetop, perfect for chilly evenings.  Gluten-free and Keto!

Authentic Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup).

Tom Yum Soup

This authentic Tom Yum Soup can be made with tofu, shrimp, or chicken. Moderately spicy, it gets its lovely bright and sour flavor from tamarind.

Tom yum Soup


A steaming bowl of healing Thai Noodle Soup infused with lemongrass and ginger.  A healthy, low fat, gluten-free meal, full of amazing Thai flavors that will warm you to your bones!

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup


Thai style Sweet Potato Soup

 Thai Sweet Potato Soup with coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger… a light and healthy Thai recipe that is vegan and gluten-free!
Thai Sweet Potato Soup with coconut, lemongrass and ginger.


This comforting bowl of Thai Broccoli Soup is healthy and full of delicious Thai flavor.  Simple and easy to make. Vegan-adaptable, keto and Gluten-free.

 Thai Broccoli Soup with Coconut.


Thai Stir Fries

Thai Green Bean Stir Fry

This Thai Green Bean Stir Fry is full of crunch and flavor!  Spiced up with red curry paste, shallots, ginger and lemongrass for a quick, savory Thai-inspired meal.  Vegan and GF.

Thai Green bean stir fry with tofu.

Thai Basil Chicken 

Thai Basil Chicken is simple, fast and flavorful!  Made with ground chicken (or ground turkey) it’s ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Use holy basil for the best flavor!

Thai Basil Chicken.

Thai Eggplant Stir-Fry

Thai Eggplant Stir Fry w/ your choice of protein, fresh veggies in a flavorful Thai stir-fry sauce with fragrant Thai basil. Vegan Adaptable.

Thai Eggplant Stir Fry.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice 

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice holds all the Thai flavors of spicy, sweet, and salty with a perfect tang from the pineapple topped off with crunchy, nutty cashews.  Make it with chicken, shrimp or tofu- a delicious Thai meal in just 30 minutes!

Pineapple fried rice on a plate on a table


Thai Salads!

Thai Larb Salad

A flavorful recipe for Thai Larb Salad, a fresh Thai salad made with your choice of lamb, beef, pork, chicken or tofu. Low carb, fast and easy! Serve over lettuce cups with sticky rice!

thai larb salad in a bowl.

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad with Tofu is a simple, delicious recipe infused with fresh Thai flavors- lemongrass, shallot, mint, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A light and healthy meal-all in one dish!

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad.

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad {Bangkok Style!}  a light, healthy and refreshing Thai Salad bursting with authentic Thai Flavors!

Green Papaya Salad {Bangkok Style!}

Thai Eggplant Salad

This flavorful Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad is simple, light, and refreshing with a tangy, umami dressing made from fresh lime juice and fish sauce. Healthy and tasty, this Thai Salad comes together in 35 minutes! (Vegan-adaptable) Serve it with jasmine rice and make it a meal.

Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad

Thai CoconUt Chicken Salad

A tasty recipe for Thai Chicken Salad with baby spinach, cucumber, mint, cilantro, and scallions with crispy shallots. A flavorful entree salad perfect for warm summer nights.

A tasty recipe for Thai Chicken Salad with baby spinach, cucumber, mint, cilantro, and scallions with crispy shallots. A flavorful entree salad perfect for warm summer nights.


Thai Appetizers

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce 

This recipe for Chicken Satay is bursting with authentic Thai flavor! Chicken (or tofu) is bathed in a fragrant marinade of coconut milk and Thai spices, then grilled to perfection and served with a flavorful peanut dipping sauce.  Vegan-adaptable!

This recipe for Chicken Satay is bursting with authentic Thai flavor!


Thai Spring Rolls

How to make Thai Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These vegan spring rolls can made ahead and stored for healthy lunches or potlucks and gatherings.

Fresh Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce!

Thai SauceS, Pastes and Sides!

Red Thai Curry Paste

Making authentic Thai Red Curry Paste from scratch is fast and easy and can be made in under 30 minutes. Make it in a food processor or use a mortar and pestle for a more authentic approach -both yield incredible flavors and aromas that will give your Thai dishes delicious flavor. Vegan-adaptable!

Homemade Thai Red Curry Paste from scratch in a bowl.


Best-Ever Thai Peanut Sauce 

This recipe for Thai Peanut Sauce is simple, easy, and addicting. The perfect dipping sauce for Spring Rolls. Its secret ingredient will have you coming back for more. VEGAN!

 Thai Peanut Sauce in a bowl.

Green Curry Paste

How to make authentic Green Curry Paste from scratch in just 15 minutes. Can be made ahead and frozen- perfect for meal prep. Vegan adaptable. Homemade Green Curry Paste in a bowl.

Vegan Fish Sauce

This vegan fish sauce will make Thai recipes easy to adapt to the vegan diet!

A simple recipe for Vegan Fish Sauce - a great substitute for fish sauce that adds depth and umami flavor to Asian dishes. Gluten-free adaptable.

Vegan Oyster Sauce

This Vegan Oyster sauce is full of umami goodness!

An easy recipe for Vegan Oyster Sauce bursting with umami flavor, free of additives and preservatives. A perfect replacement for traditional oyster sauce. Gluten-free.

How to Make Perfect Jasmine Rice

Fluffy fragrant Jasmine Rice cooked to perfection! A no fuss easy stove top recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

Fluffy fragrant Jasmine Rice.


Suwanee’s Authentic Sticky Rice

Learn how to make traditional Thai sticky rice in a bamboo steamer basket.  This method is the age-old, proven method that Thai people have used in Thailand for generations!

sticky rice in a bamboo steamer

Easy Thai “Inspired” Meals

Thai Turkey Burgers

In summer, grill up some flavorful Thai Turkey Burgers seasoned with lemongrass and ginger, topped with crunchy Asian Slaw, Cucumber Ribbons & Spicy Chili Aioli. Light, healthy, Delicious! Our reader’s favorite!

Thai Burgers.


Tender chicken or turkey meatballs with fragrant lemongrass coconut sauce – a flavorful, low-carb main that is full of amazing flavor. Healthy and light and keto. We also love Suwanee‘s Tom Yum Meatballs– so tasty!

Thai Meatballs with Lemongrass Coconut Sauce.


Thai Burritos with Peanut Sauce

Delicious, vegan  Thai Burritos with Peanut Sauce, baked peanut Tofu, black rice, spicy sriracha black beans and shredded crunchy veggies all wrapped up in a warm, whole wheat tortilla.

Thai Burritos with peanut sauce.

More recipe collections!

Hope you enjoy these flavorful soul-warming, easy Thai Recipes! Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Looking for authentic Thai ingredients? Go to your nearest Thai market, or Asian Food Market. Here is a handy checklist:  What to Buy at the Asian Market!

Have a beautiful, inspiring week! xo


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Our 25 Best Thai Recipes! Inspired by the flavors of Thailand, these simple easy Thai dishes are fast, easy and vegan adaptable!

33 + Easy Thai Recipes with Authentic Flavors!

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Thai recipes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thailand
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Our 25 Best Thai Recipes! Inspired by the flavors of Thailand, these simple, easy Thai dishes are fast, easy and vegan adaptable! ( Thai Zucchini Curry)


Units Scale
  • 1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced (or make crispy tofu, or see list of protein options above)
  • 1 pound of zucchini or summer squash, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 cup bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 23 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 13.5 oz, 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken stock, more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, more to taste
  • 1 1/22 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup fresh Thai basil


  1. Add the curry paste and half the coconut milk to medium-high heat in a medium-large stock pot. Break up the curry paste, stir well with the coconut milk, and cook until bubbles form and the sauce thickens. (Around 2 minutes.)
  2. Add the chicken, chicken stock and the rest of the coconut milk, and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Stir a few times. The sauce will reduce quite a bit at this point. Feel free to add 2-3 tablespoons more water or stock if it gets too thick.
  3. Add the vegetables, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini, and loosen with more water if needed.   Turn the heat to medium and cook for 4-5 minutes until the veggie’s desired doneness.   
  4. Add fish sauce, sugar, and kaffir lime leaves, stir, and cook for 2 more minutes. Carefully sample the curry sauce and season as needed with more fish sauce and sugar. Add more curry paste for extra spice or flavor. Adjust until happy.
  5. Turn the heat off, add basil, stir well, and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Best served with jasmine, brown, or basmati rice. Leftovers will keep up to 4 days in the fridge.


  • If making with crispy tofu– add it in at the end just to gently warm through.
  • If using homemade curry paste, the sauce will not be as bright as the store-bought paste. It has more of a creamy yellow color rather than the red color. A few red peppers are used for the red color, but they will still taste great!
  • If leaving out the tomatoes, add a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Potatoes are great for this recipe, especially the softer and smaller potatoes like gold, yellow or red varieties.
  • Sweet potatoes are also great, but be sure to add 4-5 minutes of cooking time if using the more firm potatoes.
  • Pumpkins and squash are amazing for this recipe! Use kabocha, acorn, butternut squash, and spaghetti squash. Add a few extra minutes of cooking if using a more firm pumpkin or squash.  Use a fork to test and ensure a fork can easily poke through the flesh.


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 428
  • Sugar: 10.3 g
  • Sodium: 818.7 mg
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 31.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.4 mg

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  1. I made this salad today. I recently moved to Canada and I was missing my favorite Thai restaurant that makes this salad amazing. Let me tell you, this is very close to it. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am excited to try your other recipes.

  2. Hey! Yesterday, I went to a Thai restaurant in Randwick, and the food was delicious. I  I wanted to make it myself now. Then I came across your blog and attempted preparing green papaya salad, which came out be  so good.

  3. This recipe reminded me of a dish from a local restaurant my husband and I order often. We always get tofu as you suggested here, so I added fried cubes of tofu. It was very close to the one we order, fresh tasting, and quite delicious!! The sauce is complex and truly addictive. I also love the look, the information, and the healthy recipes on your site. I appreciate the numerous recipes that give meatless/vegan options. This is the way my family aspires to eat, so thanks for your support!!!!

    1. I’m so Glad you liked the Thai Noodle Salad- and thanks so much for the great feedback. Very appreciated.

    1. We sure do! Think Kouy Teow (Thai Beef Noodle Soup) and all the soup dishes in our Thai cuisine. (;

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