Thai Dressing

This Thai dressing recipe takes its lovely zing from ginger, lime, fish sauce, and chile pepper. Tangy and easy to make, you may just find yourself dribbling it over everything.

Thai Dressing

This Thai dressing recipe is a rather unconventional vinaigrette that’s quick and easy and surprisingly versatile. Its tanginess is welcome on everything from more traditional Asian-style rice noodle salads to a simple grapefruit and watercess salad.–Renee Schettler Rossi

Thai Dressing

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • Makes about 6 tablespoons
5/5 - 2 reviews
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In a jar with a lid or in a bowl with a whisk, combine all the ingredients. (You can cover and refrigerate the Thai dressing for up to a couple days. Whisk to recombine before using.)

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I adored this Thai dressing recipe and am thinking of using the leftovers (plus making some more!) for some grilled pork chops later this week, perhaps as a marinade. It would also be a nice dressing for an Asian-inspired rice dish with veggies or maybe even a quick stir-fry.

After weighing out 1 ounce ginger, I couldn’t imagine all of that ginger being in such a small amount of this Thai dressing. However, it all worked beautifully.

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  1. LOVE!!! Delicious on a mixed salad of lettuce, cabbage, kale, green onions, and matchstick carrots. Served it with Thai red curry pork.

    1. That sounds like a delicious combination, Mary! We’re so pleased that you love it.

  2. WOW!!! Fantastic tasting dressing. Used on a salad to accompany a kaeng phet. Highly recommended – Thank you

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