Thai Beef Salad
September 26th, 2013 13 Comments

Thai Beef Salad

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Thai Beef Salad


Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes


1 lb/450 grams grilled top sirloin or trimmed rib eye steak
A tiny bit of cooking oil

For the salad:

1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 thinly sliced shallots
6-8 cherry tomatoes cut in halves

For the dressing:

1/4 cup lime juice or 5 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup or 5 tablespoons fish sauce
Sugar to taste
1- 2 red birds eye chilies finely chopped (depending on how hot you like it)


1. Preheat a pan on high heat until very hot. Add a bit of cooking oil and spread it evenly across the bottom. Let the steak sit in the pan for around a minute to get a nice crust. Flip over the steak and repeat. Reduce heat to medium and cook to your liking. Wrap the meat in aluminum foil and allow resting for about 5 – 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
2. In a bowl whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, bird’s eye chilies and sugar to taste. Toss in the mint leaves, cilantro, shallots and cherry tomatoes and mix well. Serve the salad mix on top of a bed of spinach and drizzle some of the dressing over.

Cook’s Notes:

If you have the access to a grill, this will produce even better results. Cooking time of the steak depend on how thick it is and if you prefer it rare, medium rare or well done.

For a less spicy alternative, use fresh red finger length chilies with seeds and central stem removed.

Temper the meat by letting it rest in room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling/cooking.


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13 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Catherine says:

    I had this when vacationing in Bangkok, refreshing and oh my so spicy. Need to cut out the red chiles though..

    • Bill says:

      What do these measurements mean….dont understand

      ¼ cup Tablespoons fresh lime juice

      What is 1/4 cup Tablespoon….one or the other.

  2. Gina says:

    I love Thai beef salad…what brand of fish sauce should I use?

  3. pamela collins jester says:

    Tried this and it is delish and one of the many reasons you have your own folder in my email! Thank you for such delicious recipes!

  4. Megan says:

    This was delicious! So glad you shared this recipe. I tried to substitute honey for sugar in the dressing and it still came out yum! Thanks again!

  5. Just made this. SO SO GOOD. Love your site, btw! :)

  6. Mayli Pozo says:

    Just did it today…and have to say is delicious!!. Loved the combination of flavors.

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