Best ever easy Thai recipes

Try one of our easy Thai recipes for Thai curry, street food such as pad Thai and fish cakes and fragrant starters to add aromas to your kitchen for hassle-free entertaining

We have the best easy Thai recipes around. Start with our Thai starters (think fishcakes and mussels) then go for one of our Thai main courses, from roast chicken to coconut fish parcels. In the mood for curry? We have an expert guide to create the perfect Thai green curry, along with a Massaman recipe and a spicy jungle curry. Along with Thai salad recipes and plenty of noodles ideas (including the famous pad Thai), we have the best Thai feast ideas. Who needs a takeaway, hey?!


Thai red curry paste

Shop-bought jars are widely available, but nothing compares to the fragrant, spicy hit of a homemade curry paste.

Thai Red Curry Paste Recipe

Thai starters

Thai-style fishcakes with sweet and sour cucumber pickle

Thai fishcakes make brilliant party food or a dinner party starter as you can fry them in advance and keep warm in the oven. The easy cucumber pickle adds an authentic Southeast Asian touch.

Thai corn cakes with pickled cucumbers

Thai corn cakes are quick to whip up and make the best canapés. Using fresh corn makes all the difference. Serve with pickled cucumbers. Here are our other canapé ideas.

Thai red curry mussels

This recipe for Thai red curry mussels is a great new way to serve mussels. It’s a really easy dish to make, is ready in just 30 minutes and is under 300 calories but is still packed with flavour and a great chilli kick.

Thai curries

Vegan jackfruit massaman curry

A tin of jackfruit (which you can pick up at almost any supermarket) is the magic ingredient in this vegan massaman curry, served with salted peanuts.

Vegan Jackfruit Curry Recipe

Vegan Thai red curry

Match shop-bought vegan curry paste with plenty of fresh ginger, mangetout, red pepper and Quorn to make a delicious meat-free Thai red curry.

Vegan Thai Red Curry Recipe

Green Thai fish curry

Perk up your midweek meal with flaky chunks of fish cooked in creamy coconut milk and mild thai green curry paste, ready in just 10 minutes.

Thai Fish Curry Recipe

Thai green curry

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and it is very popular in the UK. Try our delicious green curry recipe from Victoria Moore that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really come through. We have an expert guide to creating the perfect Thai green curry here.

Thai roast red duck curry

Our Thai roast red duck curry is full of fresh flavours. It looks impressive on the table, but buying the curry paste ready-made makes this a really easy supper.

Prawn massaman curry

Massaman curry comes from southern Thailand and is not as fiery as green or red Thai curries. We love the fragrant flavours and the texture that the peanuts add. Check out our best curry ideas here, we have plenty.

Aubergine Thai jungle curry

This aubergine Thai jungle curry is low-calorie and ready in just 20 minutes, making a great, satisfying option for midweek. We’re keen on vegetarian curry at olive, so here are our top recipes.

Thai pollock curry

This Thai pollock curry is a full of fantastic Asian flavours but is ready in under an hour, very easy to make and also comes in at under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

Thai salads

Thai kohlrabi and crab salad

Check out our punchy Thai salad recipe with white crabmeat and kohlrabi. This simple salad is easy to make, low in calories and ready in just 15 minutes.

Thai Crab Salad Recipe with Kohlrabi

Cauli Thai salad

This recipe takes the textures and flavours of a larb salad (usually made with minced chicken or pork) but gives it a veggie twist with cauliflower and some red chilli thrown in for an extra kick of flavour. You can also swap the fish sauce for soy to make it vegan, if you like.

cauli salad

Thai watermelon salad

Watermelon is this year’s trendy ingredient and stands in for green papaya in this update of a Thai classic. It’s best to buy a whole watermelon and use the flesh closest to the skin as this tends to be a bit firmer. Make one of our refreshing Asian summer salads here.

Thai Watermelon salad

Thai prawn salad

Super quick Asian-inspired meal for one. With noodles and prawns, it can be made in a flash. Add green beans and cucumber for crunch and serve on top of avocado slices. Drizzle with yogurt dressing.

Thai carrot salad

Serve this zingy Thai carrot salad as a side dish or a veggie main course or add shredded cooked chicken or prawns to it if you like. The fish sauce, lime and mint give it plenty of flavour to brighten up your meal.

Thai noodle dishes

Healthier pad Thai

This recipe for skinny pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we’ve used courgette instead of normal noodles. It’s really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and well under 300 calories, perfect for midweek.

Thai asparagus with crunchy noodles

This recipe for Thai asparagus with crunchy noodles takes a little more effort but is worth it and is a great new way to use asparagus. Use soy sauce instead of fish sauce for a veggie option.

Red Thai curry noodle soup

This light curry noodle soup is packed full of delicious Thai flavours. For a vegan version of this recipe, season with salt instead of fish sauce and use a vegan curry paste. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and comes in under 500 calories. Noodle soup fan? Try our top noodle soup recipes here.

Sea bass Thai noodle salad

Our light, fragrant, Thai-inspired noodle salad with sea bass is a delicious lighter meal. Sea bass has a superb slight sweet, meatier texture which works really well in this dish.

Thai dishes

Thai salmon parcels

Sealing the ingredients in a parcel gently steams the salmon and traps in all the flavour to create a light, fragrant sauce for this high-protein midweek meal.

Thai Salmon Parcels Recipe

Thai crab fried rice with prik nam pla

Spice up your rice with crab, broccoli and prik nam pla – a punchy  Thai dipping sauce. Discover more of our best crab recipes here.

Thai Fried Rice Recipe with Crab and Prik Nam Pla

Really easy Thai roast chicken

This recipe for really easy Thai roast chicken is exactly that and we love it for it. Spice up you usual roast with fantastic Thai spices that deliver big flavours with minimal effort.

Thai salmon burgers with coriander slaw

The best homemade fish burgers. Made with salmon and Thai curry paste, they are an easy way to enjoy oily fish. Serve in buns with salad and a slaw on the side. Check out our favourite burger recipes here.

Thai coconut fish parcels

The Asian-inspired flavours of these Thai coconut fish parcels ensure that you can eat inspiring food even when you’re short of time or watching your weight. They’re ready in under 30 minutes and less than 300 calories.


Thai cocktails

Sweet Thai basil smash cocktail

Make your own sweet Thai basil smash cocktail, invented by the folk at Rosa’s Thai cafe in London. All you need is an egg white, lemon juice, Thai basil, sugar syrup and a lot of booze.