Thai Beef Salad
Toss a bowl of wholesome Thai Beef Salad for a refreshing meal or side dish!
The crunch of lettuce, cucumber, & shallot in the salad is well-matched with the juicy cherry tomatoes & aromatic herbs. The seared beef slices add a savory meatiness, making it a protein-packed filling meal.
The flavorful dressing is the star of the Thai Beef Salad. It packs a bold, sweet, spicy, and zingy taste. It is a light dressing that stands apart from the other heavy mayonnaise or cheese dressings.
1 packet No Rush Raw Beef Slices
2 tsp vegetable oil
Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
2 cups fresh lettuce leaves
10-12 cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 small shallot (peeled & sliced)
1 medium-sized cucumber (diced)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 Tbsp cilantro stems
1 large garlic clove (peeled)
2 tsp palm sugar
2-3 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
Prepare the dressing by using a mortar & pestle-
Crush the cilantro stems, garlic, red chili, & sugar to release its juices.
Mix in the lime juice, sesame oil, and fish sauce.
Cover and keep aside.
Prepare the beef slices-
Place the beef slices into a bowl filled with 150 ml water to rehydrate the meat for 20 minutes. After a minute, drain the water. Then, pat dry and season with salt & pepper on both sides.
Heat a cast-iron pan on the stove over a high flame.
Drizzle the oil and wait until it is smoking hot.
Place the seasoned beef slices in a single layer. Sear each other until slightly browned and cooked to reach medium or medium-rare doneness.
Remove into a dish and cover loosely with a foil sheet to keep warm.
Prepare the Salad-
Spread the lettuce leaves in a salad dish to make a bed. Drizzle 1/3 of the dressing on top.
Now, transfer the cherry tomatoes, shallot, cucumber, cilantro, & mint leaves to a bowl. Cut the seared beef slices into thin strips and add to the bowl followed by the leftover dressing. Toss nicely.
Lay the veggie, herb, & meat mixture on top of the lettuce.
Finally, serve the Thai Beef Salad garnished with some roasted peanuts
If you don’t have a mortar pestle, you can mince the cilantro stem & garlic clove. Then, mix along with the rest of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves.
Instead of palm sugar, you may use light brown sugar to achieve that caramel flavor in the dressing.
- per serving
- 20.2 grams
- 38.76 grams
- 17.81 grams
- 3.2 grams
- 10.51 grams
- 71 milligrams
- 1578 milligrams