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Spicy Basil Beef Salad Recipe

Spicy basil beef salad. Perfectly seared beef with basil leaves, tomatoes and a spicy Thai dressing, so healthy and yummy.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Basil Beef Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 175 kcal


  • 12 ounces top sirloin steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, Thai, Italian and lemon basil
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 shallots, sliced


  1. Heat a nonstick pan at medium-high heat. Season the steaks with the salt and black pepper. Add the steaks to the pan and cook until desired tenderness. Turning the steaks every few minutes will help it cook more evenly.

  2. Transfer the cooked steaks to a plate and let stand for 8-10 minutes before slicing.

  3. Prepare the Dressing by mixing all the ingredients.

  4. Combine the Salad's ingredients in a salad bowl. Drizzle 3/4 of the Dressing mixture over the salad and toss gently.

  5. Divide the salad into 4 servings and top each plate with sliced steaks. Drizzle the remaining dressing on the steaks.

Recipe Notes

You can reduce the fresh basil leaves to 1/2 cup and add 1 cup of mixed spring green.

Feel free to substitute the top sirloin steak with your choice of steak.

Sambal oelek can be found at Asian grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Basil Beef Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 835mg36%
Potassium 547mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 15.5mg19%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.