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Thai vegan brown rice salad in a bowl topped with a spicy peanut sauce dressing

Thai Vegan Brown Rice Salad

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 30 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill, Toss
  • Cuisine: Thai Fusion
  • Diet: Vegan


A summer salad made with grilled vegetables and a spicy peanut sauce, this Thai Vegan Brown Rice Salad is both healthy & satisfying.


  • 1 Cup Brown Rice (Cooked)
  • 1 Yellow Squash (Halved and Cut into 1/2 inch Slices)
  • 1 Zucchini (Halved and Cut into 1/2 inch Slices)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (Deseeded and Large Diced)
  • 10 Asparagus Spears (Cut in Half)
  • 1 Ear of Corn (Husked)

Spicy Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

Fresh Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Arugula (or Mixed Greens)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil (Chopped, for Garnish)
  • Avocado (Cubed, for Garnish)
  • Fresh Lime Juice (Optional)


  1. Prepare the grill, if using, or a grill pan
  2. Make the rice, as per the directions on the package. Prepare the vegetables as directed above. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce and stir thoroughly to combine. Set aside. 
  4. In a grill pan on the stove or in a grill basket on a grill, cook the squash, zucchini , pepper and asparagus stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned. Approx 10 min. Remove and set aside. 
  5. Place the corn in the grill pan or on the grill and cook, turning occasionally until evenly charred. (Steps 4 & 5 can be combined if you are using a large grill.)
  6. Place the cooked rice into a large bowl along with the arugula. 
  7. Next, add the vegetables to the bowl and combine. 
  8. Slice the charred corn kernels off the ear and mix into the salad. 
  9. Top the salad with the prepared peanut sauce, fresh basil, avocado and lime juice, if desired. 
  10. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature.
  11. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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Keywords: Vegan Brown Rice Salad, Grilled Vegetable Summer Salad, Thai Peanut Salad