Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
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Thais love hotdogs, they have as many brands of hotdogs as they do brands of canned fish and rice. Now 90% of the Thai hotdogs are pure rubbish, but there is a few very good brands out there. Hotdogs are nothing more than sausages, however with modern processing and the poor choices of fillers and casings, the consistency in taste is quite lacking. For those in Thailand and the rest of the world, use good quality beef or chicken hotdogs. This is a typical side/snack served with beer in the evening. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
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Thais love hotdogs, they have as many brands of hotdogs as they do brands of canned fish and rice. Now 90% of the Thai hotdogs are pure rubbish, but there is a few very good brands out there. Hotdogs are nothing more than sausages, however with modern processing and the poor choices of fillers and casings, the consistency in taste is quite lacking. For those in Thailand and the rest of the world, use good quality beef or chicken hotdogs. This is a typical side/snack served with beer in the evening. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium size pot half full of water to boiling, then add the hotdog slices. Cook for 2 minutes to heat them through, drain, and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add to the mixing bowl the onion, spring onion, coriander, and chilies. Mix together.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve on a large plate (family style) and sprinkle the mint over the top.
  5. Serve as a side dish with evening drinks, or with rice for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad is adapted from Appon's Thai Food.

Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad
Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad
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This is a Chinese dish, and sounds very tasty, as I do love a good chicken salad. Common ingredients are used which is a bonus. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
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This is a Chinese dish, and sounds very tasty, as I do love a good chicken salad. Common ingredients are used which is a bonus. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. I use my little rice cooker to do steaming, it came with a steamer basket and works perfect for items like this. Three chicken breasts was just a bit over 500 grams, perfect, no one will complain.
  2. Steam the chicken breasts for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through, cut one in half to check doneness.
  3. When cooked, remove from the steamer and allow to cool, then shred and place in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Heat the oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir fry until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. To the pan, stir in the salt, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and cumin.
  6. Add the cilantro, reserving a small amount for garnish) to the chicken in the mixing bowl and toss to mix that in.
  7. I did use a variant and added one diced red onion.
  8. Add the garlic mixture from the pan and toss to mix well.
  9. Serve and garnish with cilantro or chill and serve with cilantro garnish.
Recipe Notes

The chicken breasts will cost about 30 Baht/500 grams. For 2 servings, this is about 47 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Pickled Red Onion.

Variants: 1. Add diced red onion. 2. Add diced celery. 3. Add diced pickled red onion, excellent!

Inspired by the recipe Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad from Spice the Plate

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad
Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad
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This sounds really good and comes from a very good friend in the US.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Passive Time
2-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Passive Time
2-8 hours
Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad
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This sounds really good and comes from a very good friend in the US.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Passive Time
2-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Passive Time
2-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add everything except the tomatoes, whisk until combined to make the dressing.
  2. Add tomatoes to a large mixing bowl, add the dressing and gently toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours before serving.
  3. Serve as a side with your favorite main dish like chicken or fish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe provided by good friend, Patti Stone, and her recipe is here.
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Chicken Macaroni Salad
Chicken Macaroni Salad
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This is a Filipino version of macaroni salad, many cultures have their own versions, just like chicken noodle soup is found many cultures. This sounds really good and is on my to cook list for sure as I do love a good pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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This is a Filipino version of macaroni salad, many cultures have their own versions, just like chicken noodle soup is found many cultures. This sounds really good and is on my to cook list for sure as I do love a good pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling then cook the macaroni to tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the chicken any way that you like, steamed, boiled, oven baked. If boiling, and you have the time, add trinity and make some broth while you are at, also, let the pot cool to cool temp before taking the chicken out, this will result is juicier chicken.
  3. Drain the pickle relish and the pineapple, this is so you do not make a soggy salad, no one likes a soggy salad 😉
  4. After everything is cooked, drained, chopped, and cooled, place everything, except the mayo, in a large mixing bowl and gently toss to mix.
  5. Ad the mayo and gently mix to make sure everything is coated well. Cover and place in the fridge to chill until serving, chill for about 2-3 hours.
  6. Serve as a side dish with chicken from the BBQ, grilled sausages, etc. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Russian Beet Salad
Russian Beet Salad
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Dressings, pick one
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the pickles, carrots, beets, and potatoes and toss together.
  2. Add ONE of the dressings, starting with 4 tablespoons and adjusting as needed, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill for a few hours, then when serving, garnish with the fresh dill.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Pressure Cooked Beets, Pressure Cooked Carrots, Fridge Pickles.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and she has never been wrong with a recipe, this is certainly on my to make list, I can see some very sandwiches with this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and she has never been wrong with a recipe, this is certainly on my to make list, I can see some very sandwiches with this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Core and chop the apple. I use an apple corer and slicer that removes the core and makes 8 slices. I took each slice, slice it again lengthwise, then chopped. Add the lime or lemon juice at this time to prevent the chopped pieces from turning brown.
  2. Toast the nuts, your choice of almonds or walnuts, these are optional. Omit for any health concerns.
  3. Drain the tuna well or prepare fresh cooked tuna and let that drain after you have removed the bones and flaked it. If using fresh tuna, use 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups. Three cans of tuna (140 grams each), the onion, and apple with lime juice ready for mixing.
  4. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine, taste and adjust mayo, pepper, and lemon/lime juice to your liking. Mixed and ready to chill, no nuts or avocado used this time.
  5. Cover and chill for a few hours, serve in sandwiches or as a dip.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 42 Baht per average size can of tuna, for 8 servings, this is about 66 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Tuna.

Variant: 1. Replace the tuna with 2 cups of cooked, chopped chicken. 2. Use a red onion in place of the brown onion. 3. Use a Fuji apple in place of the Granny Smith apple.

This recipe for Tuna Salad is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Kidney Bean Salad
Kidney Bean Salad
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Excellent salad if you like kidney beans, after I mixed I taste tested, perfect. When chilled, it is excellent. If one does not like that much cilantro, just cut back on that. To make this vegetarian/vegan simply leave out the cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Kidney Bean Salad
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Excellent salad if you like kidney beans, after I mixed I taste tested, perfect. When chilled, it is excellent. If one does not like that much cilantro, just cut back on that. To make this vegetarian/vegan simply leave out the cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add all the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients and whisk, taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Place in the fridge for a few hours, serve as a side dish. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. (I chose to add the Feta cheese after this is chilled, that is why you do not see it in this.)
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Kidney Beans (Pressure Cooker).

Variants: 1. Add halved cherry tomatoes. 2. Use black beans in place of red kidney beans. 3. For vegetarian or vegan, omit the cheese.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Olive Salad
Olive Salad
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This is a new one for me, I have never heard of this but it sounds really good. I made this on 6 April 2018, very good combination of flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Olive Salad
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This is a new one for me, I have never heard of this but it sounds really good. I made this on 6 April 2018, very good combination of flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add all the items to a large mixing bowl, toss to coat everything.
  2. I also added some crumbled Feta cheese.
  3. Cover and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to chill and allow the flavors to blend.
  4. Will keep for up to a week in the fridge. This is great as a side dish, a topping on burgers, etc.
Recipe Notes

One can of black olives will cost 78 Baht, 1 jar or green olives 74 Baht, and one can of mushrooms will cost 70 Baht. For 8 servings this is about 87 cents per serving.

Variant: 1. Add Feta cheese.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Deviled Egg Salad
Deviled Egg Salad
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Deviled Egg Salad
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the prepared eggs, spring onion, celery, and bell pepper in a large mixing bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard, Tabasco sauce, and the vinegar.
  3. Stir the dressing into the egg and veggies and season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for several hours to chill it fully before serving.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Deviled Egg Salad is from Simply Recipes.

Spaghetti Salad
Spaghetti Salad
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This comes from a good friend and sounds very nice, I love a good pasta salad and this seems to be on par with that. This is a make with what you want, think left overs or cleaning out the fridge, no measurements are given for the ingredients. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Spaghetti Salad
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This comes from a good friend and sounds very nice, I love a good pasta salad and this seems to be on par with that. This is a make with what you want, think left overs or cleaning out the fridge, no measurements are given for the ingredients. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl, use amounts of items based on how much spaghetti you are using, and dress with the Italian dressing and Ranch mix to taste, add cheese, and seasonings to taste.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving as a side with any dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Italian Dressing, Ranch Dressing Mix.

Recipe and photo provided by a friend, Joeann Lafferty, and her recipe is here.
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