Thai beef salad recipe

Thai beef salad

A gorgeous salad packed with the aromatic flavours of Thailand. Crisp carrot, radishes, cucumber and lettuce tossed with lightly griddled sirloin steak, rice noodles and a sesame and lime dressing.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6 people

Preparation

Cook the noodles following the packet instructions. Toss with the sesame oil and set aside to cool.

Brush the steaks with the olive oil. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and cook the steaks for 1-2 minutes on each side for rare meat, or 2-3 minutes each side for medium-rare meat, depending on thickness. Season well and leave to rest; thinly slice.

Meanwhile, for the dressing, put the sesame oil, lime juice, sugar, fish and soy sauces into a small, lidded jar to transport to your picnic.

Put the carrots, radishes, cucumber and noodles in a lidded container and toss to combine. Add the lettuce, spring onions, beef, sesame seeds, herbs and chilli; seal the container. Dress the salad just before serving.

Ingredients

1 x 300g pack fine rice noodles
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
2 x 500g (1lb) sirloin steaks
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large carrots, grated
1 x 240g pack radishes, finely sliced
1 cucumber, ribboned
2 little gem lettuces, cut into thin wedges
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
Fresh coriander, a sprig
handful fresh mint leaves
1 red chilli, finely sliced

 

For the dressing
1½ tbsp sesame oil
2 limes, juiced
1 tbsp palm sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce

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Ingredients

1 x 300g pack fine rice noodles
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
2 x 500g (1lb) sirloin steaks
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large carrots, grated
1 x 240g pack radishes, finely sliced
1 cucumber, ribboned
2 little gem lettuces, cut into thin wedges
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
Fresh coriander, a sprig
handful fresh mint leaves
1 red chilli, finely sliced

 

For the dressing
1½ tbsp sesame oil
2 limes, juiced
1 tbsp palm sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce

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Preparation

Cook the noodles following the packet instructions. Toss with the sesame oil and set aside to cool.

Brush the steaks with the olive oil. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and cook the steaks for 1-2 minutes on each side for rare meat, or 2-3 minutes each side for medium-rare meat, depending on thickness. Season well and leave to rest; thinly slice.

Meanwhile, for the dressing, put the sesame oil, lime juice, sugar, fish and soy sauces into a small, lidded jar to transport to your picnic.

Put the carrots, radishes, cucumber and noodles in a lidded container and toss to combine. Add the lettuce, spring onions, beef, sesame seeds, herbs and chilli; seal the container. Dress the salad just before serving.