Plant-based Grilled Thai Sausage

Inspired by sai ua, a popular sausage from northern Thailand, this recipe uses an aromatic and flavorful blend of herbs and spices but swaps the ground meat for plant-based grinds.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound Simple Truth™ Emerge Plant Based Meatless Grind
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 tbsp. shallot, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. ginger, finely minced or grated
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp. lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp. lime zest
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp. Simple Truth Organic™ Sweet Thai Style Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 head Simple Truth Organic™ Living Butter Lettuce


  • Heat grill to medium-high heat (400°F).
  • In a bowl, mix together meatless grind, cilantro, shallot, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt, garlic, lemongrass, lime zest and cayenne pepper.
  • Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and form into short links.
  • Grill links for 10-14 minutes, turning occasionally, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together chili sauce and rice vinegar. Set aside.
  • Serve sausage links wrapped in butter lettuce leaves with additional cilantro if desired, with chili sauce on the side for dipping.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.