Chopped Thai Salad

Keeping things on the healthier side today with this colorful and flavorful Chopped Thai Salad.

Chopped Thai Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Let’s take a quick poll – just leave your answer in the comments – do we want more healthy recipes on the blog this time of year?? I feel like fall recipes are so often really decadent which I am 1000% okay with, but also I love a good healthy fall meal too. Thoughts? Leave them below.

Today we’re for sure on the healthy train because I ate like a jerk over the weekend. SO many cookies, cocktails, burgers, steaks, fries… the works. And today I need a re-set. This Chopped Thai Salad is LOADED with everything you need to keep things light and bright. Tons of veggies and a really light vinaigrette that you’ll love. You could add some roasted salmon or chicken or steak if you want extra protein too. But brace yourselves, because you’ll want 4 servings of this it’s THAT good!! Have at it! xo

Chopped Thai Salad

Yield: Serves 4-6

Chopped Thai Salad


    For the Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 lime, zested and juice
  • For the Salad
  • 8 ounces frozen shelled edamame
  • 5-6 cups baby kale, shredded
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 mango, diced


  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cook the edamame according to the package directions. Drain and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, combine the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro leaves, and green onions.
  3. Add the cooked edamame, cashews, avocado and mango to the bowl with all the ingredients. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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  1. Looks fab! And to answer your question, more healthy recipes, please. All of the food sites are blowing up with every apple and pumpkin baked good imaginable, and I’m still trying to reset after an extravagant summer (thanks for the Santorini and Mykonos recommendations, by the way!). Bring on the loaded salads and veg!

  2. Looks delicious! Any protein recommendations you would add? And yes to more healthy recipes. Trying to work off some baby weight.

  3. yes more healthy options!! It would be great if you could do a post that rounds up a long list of all your healthy favorites. Loved the veggie-loaded quesadilla last night on IG 🙂

  4. Healthy please! Any that you can easily make vegetarian would be wonderful too. I love your coconut thai noodle soup!

  5. Cant wait to try this! And yes more healthy recipes please! Perhaps even crockpot/slow cooker meals that are great for fall.

  6. I would love as many healthy recipes as you can provide! Your recipes are so good and it would be wonderful to have your talent and creativity behind more healthy recipes. Thanks for asking!

  7. Yes to more healthy Gaby Style! Seriously love your recipes. They have quickly become my go to recipes and favorite recipes to share.

  8. Yes to healthier recipes! I’m trying super hard to stay on track and always love new inspiration!

  9. Yes!!! Definitely more healthy recipes! While I love all the fall flavors, and all the baked treats, I am always interested in healthy options to keep things balanced. Also, I love yoyrblive Insta stories with Thomas! You two are adorable together

  10. Cheers to more healthy recipes!
    I’m a new subscriber and am enjoying what I’ve seen so far. Thanks, Gabby!

  11. I like to have all kinds of recipes so some healthy and some indulgent are always good! 🙂
    And love to use slow cooker recipes in the fall – makes the house smell so good. Your food is amazing!

  12. yes to healthier recipes!!! Love everything on your blog and cookbook, but always looking for healthy as well!!

  13. This salad is absolutely delicious Gabby! I doubled the dressing recipe and will use for chicken lettuce wraps later in the week.
    I vote for more healthy recipes! You are the bomb!!

  14. Yes! I love my decadent options, but I need balance! Maybe some healthy but tasty soups?

    Thanks, Gaby!

  15. Yes, would love more healthy recipes that taste delicious. It’s easier to eat better when It tasted delicious.

  16. I absolutely love this salad,I made it today and can’t get enough!!
    I would love to see more recipes like this(but also love all the decadent ones too!!) I guess I want it all.

  17. This looks sooo good! I love a mix of healthy and not-so-much any time of year. I can’t wait to give this one a try 🙂

  18. Yes I want healthy recipes during this time of year and all year. The opportunity to learn, test, adapt and understand food combinations presented by great chefs like yourself is definitely worth the undertaking. It isn’t the time of year that matters, its the understanding of how to embrace the time off year while staying committed to a healthy lifestyle starting in the kitchen, Healthy food, any time of year, can be delicious, feel good, satisfying and yes HEALTHY. I don’t cook daily embracing the perfect healthy, non-fattening, indulgent menu. But opening my recipe file or blog surfing, finding a “feel good” menu’s that just happen to provide great nutritional benefits is very very needed and worth continuing to understand. I love to cook, I love cooking classes and blogs and have learned new ways to approach so many foods. This is what makes blogs fun and worth investigating.

  19. I would like to see a mix of recipes. Some of the decadent and some of the healthy. Maybe 5-2 split? If you wanted you could use 5 recipes that are healthy on the weekdays and two of the decadent recipes on the weekend.

    I saw you on the kitchen a couple days ago and really enjoyed the show. As soon as it was over I looked up your book online so that I could buy it. It should be really good I think.

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