This hearty Thai beef salad recipe is filled with delicious East Asian flavors! It includes crushed peanuts, red peppers and is perfect for hot summer days. Double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd.
About this Recipe
This Thai-style salad adds a pop of colour and a kick of flavour that will keep you coming back for more.
Happy Friday! Celebrate TGIF with us by humouring our continuing salad kick. We are totally into salads right now, because they are just so delicious, and possibly one of the healthiest meals you can imagine!
What can get healthier than a pile of leaves with veggies and protein on top? Besides, the possibilities are endless. Today, we are focusing on a new hearty recipe we came up with: beef salad.
The Benefits of Beef
Beef has been a long-argued protein. Some people think it’s too unhealthy and fattening, while others support its health benefits.
Ready to join us on this beefy adventure? Let’s begin!
How Hearty Thai Beef Salad is Made
1. In a mixing bowl, mix together some sunflower oil, 1 tsp of soy sauce, some garlic powder, 1 tsp of honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Once it’s thoroughly combined, add 300-400g of chopped up beef. Rub the mixture on the beef and set it aside to absorb the flavours for a while.
2. Get out your frying pan! Add some oil and fry the beef on medium heat until it browns.
3. In another mixing bowl, add 2 handfuls of mixed leaves, ¼ chopped bell pepper, ½ diced avocado, a sprig of parsley, 4 Tbsp of sweetcorn, and a chopped spring onion. Drizzle olive oil to taste. Add to a serving plate and top with crushed peanuts for a crunchy texture. Place the beef on top and add sesame seeds over that.
Using Tongs to Test Beef
Tongs will tell you whether the beef is done. Soft means rare, and firm means well done! You can also cut into the middle of each slice of beef to see what color it is. You can cook beef however you want, but the general signs of inner temperature include:
- Well done – completely brown
- Medium well – very light pink in the middle
- Medium – Light and dark pink in the middle
- Medium rare – Very dark pink in the middle
- Rare – dark pink and red in the middle
The longer you cook it, the more well done it will become. You can toss it with your favourite seasonings and spices to deepen the flavour before or after cooking it through.
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Hearty Thai Beef Salad
- 300-400 g beef
- 1 tsp of soy sauce
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
- 2 handfuls of mixed leaves
- 4 tbsp of sweetcorn
- 1 avocado diced
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 3 spring onions chopped
- 1 handful of crushed peanuts
- 1 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
- Parsley to garnish
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Olive oil drizzle
- Balsamic vinegar optional
- Sunflower oil
- Add a splash of sunflower oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, honey, salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix together and add the beef. Rub the mixture into the beef and set aside.
- Heat a splash of sunflower oil in a pan and fry the beef on a medium heat until brown (see notes for more details).
- Add mixed leaves, sweet red pepper, avocado, parsley, sweetcorn and spring onions into another large bowl and mix. Add a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and mix again.
- Add your salad to a plate and top with crushed peanuts. Place the beef slices on top and sprinkle sesame seeds over the beef.
pressed it is rare; if it is springy it is medium; and if it is firm it is
well done. Once your beef is cooked to your taste remove from
heat, set aside and leave to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.