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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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