Recipe: Thai Beef Salad

I had the best thai beef salad up at Siam Thai in Mooloolaba recently and managed to get a hold of the recipe – enjoy! Serves 2. You can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice, and palm sugar instead of the brown sugar for a more traditional flavour. Add or remove the sml chillies in the dressing to suit (1 is medium-hot).



300g rump steak
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup spring onions, roughly chopped
1/2 sml red onion, roughly chopped
1 lebanese cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped
2 long red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
1/4 red capsicum, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional)
1/4 green capsicum, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional)
1 iceberg or butter lettuce
250g jasmine rice
1 handful roasted, unsalted peanuts

2 coriander roots, trimmed, well rinsed and roughly chopped 
2 garlic cloves
1 sml red chilli 
3 teaspoons fish sauce
5 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar


To make the dressing, pound the coriander roots, garlic and chilli to a fine paste in a mortar with a pestle. Add the fish sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar and stir to combine, set aside.

Add 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt & pepper in a plastic bag with the steak and shake to coat well, then sear on a BBQ and cook until medium rare (or to your liking), put on a plate and cover with foil to let it rest.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, slice the steak in to long, thin strips, add the dressing and toss well. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves with (microwave) rice and top with crushed peanuts. Healthy & delicious!

2 Comments on “Recipe: Thai Beef Salad

  1. The beef salad looks delicious. Look just like how my grandma used to make.
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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