Sunday 24 August 2014

Thai Beef Salad

Serves 4

My oh my, this is a kicker of a salad. When it's all pulled together and you take a bite, your taste buds are assaulted with sweet, sour, salty, spicy...all at once. It's also super quick, so don't be afraid to tackle this one midweek. My recommendation - cook the steak on the BBQ. To save time, I get my husband to do this while I prepare the other components and then just toss everything together at the end.

What's in it?

800g rump steak, all visible fat trimmed and seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
1tbs olive oil
100g baby spinach leaves
1 red capsicum, seeded and finely sliced
1 yellow capsicum, seeded and finely sliced
200g bean sprouts
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup coriander leaves
2tbs chopped mint
60g crunchy fried rice noodles (optional)

30g lime juice
20g fish sauce
20g soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
1cm piece of ginger
1tsp brown sugar
1/2tsp sesame oil

How do I make it?

1. Preheat hot BBQ or frypan. 

2. Place all dressing ingredients in mixing bowl and blend 6csec / speed 7.  Set aside, making sure you scrape out any chilli/ginger/garlic stuck to the sides of the bowl and lid. 

3. Brush meat with oil and cook for 3-4 minutes each side for medium rare, or until cooked to your preference.  Once cooked, place steaks aside for 5 minutes to rest, then slice into thin strips. 

4. Place beef and all remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over beef and salad, then toss gently.  erve immediately. 

10 ProPoints per serve (including crunchy noodles) or 8 ProPoints per serve (without crunchy noodles).


If you intend keeping some of the salad to eat as leftovers the following day, I recommend not tossing the leftover portion or portions with the dressing but that you instead pack a little dressing to be tossed with the leftover salad the following day. This will ensure that your salad remains fresh and does not become soggy overnight in the fridge. 


  1. So delicious! The perfact mid-week salad. The flavors in the dressing are well balance. The best Thai beef salad I have had in a long time. Will definitely be making this again and soon. Tamisha

  2. My Thermomix Kitchen15 October 2014 at 06:24

    Thanks for your lovely comment Tamisha!