Chilled Thai Bean Salad


Creative and tasty Thai Green bean Salad, cool and spicy, perfect accompaniment for grilled Thai food.

This is a recipe I first came across stumbling the Healthy Green Kitchen food blog, which had in turn been shared from a post on FOOD52 by Amber of LovesFoodLovesToEat.

Thai Green Bean Salad by Loves Food Loves to Eat

Mine is a slightly different adaptation, so you might want to compare the two and see which path you wish to take. But thanks go to Amber for her creation!


  • 12 ounces string beans (blanched, wax beans or haricots verts)
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced (roma)
  • 1 bell pepper (red or yellow bell pepper, julienned)
  • 4 scallions, shredded
  • 2 fresh red Thai chilies, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (rice vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 lime (zest and juice from)
  • 1/4 taspoon garlic paste


Step 1

Toss together blanched beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, scallions, chilies and herbs.

Step 2

Whisk together dressing and pour over salad, tossing to mix.

Step 3

Chill several hours before serving.

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Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapao)

Crispy Tilapia with Spicy Thai Basil Sauce

Thai Larb Soft Rolls

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I have chosen to add this recipe, full of the delicious flavors of citrus and fresh herbs, to the January “Cooking with Herbs” challenge hosted at Lavender and Lovage by Karen. Visit her blog and see all the great recipes!

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3 responses

  1. WOW! Sue, this is just amazing……what an amazing Oriental salad packed with herbs and flavour. THANKS for linking up to Cooking with Herbs! FT/Karen

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