Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Chilled Thai Bean Salad is a creative and tasty green bean Salad, cool and spicy, perfect accompaniment for grilled Thai food.
Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Jump to Recipe

Chilled Thai bean salad is my recipe of the day. We’re combining the classic flavors of an American bean salad with the four core flavors of Thai cooking: hot, sour, salty and sweet.

Print Recipe

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

I love Thai food so this is a natural crossover recipe for me. The sweet-sour complexity with the spicy heat  is something I love.

And for warm weather days when I don’t necessarily want a stir-fry, noodles or curry, this suits.

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

You might also like:

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dip

Chicken Satay with peanut dipping sauce is a classic Thai recipe for grilled spicy chicken tenders with peanutty sauce.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dip

Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapao)

And Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapao) is deliciously spicy and aromatic chicken served atop light lettuce wedges or wraps.

Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Grilled Skirt Steak

Plus, Thai Grilled Skirt Steak adds spicy SE Asian flavor to your summertime steaks with the texture of fajitas.


Crispy Tilapia with Spicy Thai Basil Sauce

Crispy tilapia with spicy Thai basil sauce can be easily made with any white fish and is topped with a hot, sweet and sour sauce with fragrant basil.

Spicy Tilapia with Spicy Thai Basil  Sauce

Thai Larb Soft Rolls

Delicious soft rice paper rolls filled with spicy chicken, rice noodles, and a deliciously spicy chili dipping sauce.

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Click stars in the recipe card to rate.

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Sue Lau
!click stars to rate this recipe!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 4
Calories 78 kcal


  • 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 brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 lime zest and juice from
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic paste


  • Toss together blanched beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, scallions, chilies and herbs.
  • Whisk together dressing and pour over salad, tossing to mix.
  • Chill several hours before serving.


from the kitchen of


Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 885mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2349IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Don’t Forget to Pin and Save the Recipe!

Chilled Thai Bean Salad

Above all, join my recipe group on Facebook for more recipes from blogger friends around the world!

Palatable Recipes

or scan the code to join

Scan to join my Facebook recipe group!

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links which offer sources for ingredients and equipment, if needed. The links can be clicked by you, nothing will be charged to you but the electric bill will be helped to pay and the blog lights will be kept on if anything is purchased by you during your visit! Thanks for your support.

Post has been updated from 6.7.2013

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

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: