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Beef Salad With Lime & Sesame Dressing




Prep Time:

180 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


Spice Level:




Central Thailand





Beef Salad With Lime & Sesame Dressing

Beef Salad With Lime & Sesame Dressing

This dish makes it easy to add a fresh and fragrant Thai twist to your outdoor dining.

Items Required For Recipe

Thai Basil Leaves

Thai Basil Leaves

Palm Sugar

Palm Sugar

Fish Sauce

Fish Sauce


For the dressing:

  • Fresh Ginger - approx 2cm

  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai Taste Fish Sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai Taste Palm Sugar

  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

For the salad:

  • 500g Beef Steak

  • Large handful mixed salad leaves

  • 8-10 Small Tomatoes - roughly halved or quartered

  • ½ Cucumber - halved lengthways and deseeded

  • 2 Red Chillies - deseeded and thinly sliced

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves

  • Thai Taste Thai Basil Leaves

  • Fresh Mint Leaves

  • Crushed Roasted Peanuts - to garnish


To make the dressing:

Step 1

In a small bowl finely grate the ginger (preferably micro-planed if one is available).

Step 2

Add the lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar and sesame oil and whisk together until the sugar has dissolved.

To make the salad:

Step 1

Place the beef in a non-reactive dish and coat with 2/3 of the dressing. Cover and allow to marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Step 2

Prepare your barbeque or griddle pan for cooking and rub the beef with a little extra oil. Place on the (medium-high) heat and cook the steak for about 5 minutes on each side. This should cook the meat rare to medium. Set aside on a plate and cover. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3

To a large bowl add the salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, chillies and herb leaves. Dress with the remaining dressing and serve onto plates.

Step 4

Thinly slice the beef and divide between the plates.

Step 5

Drizzle with a little oil and a further squeeze of lime juice. Scatter the peanuts over salad and serve.

Chef's Tip

Why not substitute the beef with chicken or fish? This recipe is great for picnic. Serve the beef and salad in a flat bread wraps.

Did You Know?

Thai food is famous for blending sweet, salty, spicy, sour and sweet flavours all in one dish.

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