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Beef Salad With Lime & Sesame Dressing


180 min

Preparation time

10 min

Cooking time



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


  • For the dressing:

  • Small piece fresh ginger (approx 2cm)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice.
  • 1 ½ tbsp [Fish Sauce]
  • 1 ½ tbsp [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 long red chillies (deseeded and thinly sliced)
  • Small handful of coriander leaves.
  • A few fresh [Thai Basil] leaves.
  • A few fresh mint leaves.
  • Handful of crushed roasted peanuts (to dress)

Steps for cooking

    To make the dressing:

  • 1.In a small bowl finely grate the ginger (preferably micro-planed if one is available)
  • 2. Add the lime juice,fish sauce,palm sugar and sesame oil and whisk together until the sugar has dissolved.
  • To make the salad:

  • 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.
  • 2. Prepare your barbeque or griddle pan for cooking and rub the beef with a little extra oil.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Set aside on a plate and cover. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  • 5. To a large bowl add the salad leaves,tomatoes,cucumber,chillies and herb leaves.
  • 6. Dress with the remaining dressing and serve onto plates.
  • 7. Thinly slice the beef and divide between the plates.
  • 8. Drizzle with a little oil and a further squeeze of lime juice.
  • 9. Scatter the nuts over salad and serve.




Gluten Free:





Chef’s Tips

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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