Thai Beef Salad

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10 mins
Serves: 2

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: Thai

Type: Lunch

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Thai Beef Salad is probably one of the most popular and well-known Thai salads and is a great light lunch idea. It’s a simple salad with a mix of sweet, sour and salty ingredients and with a good piece of steak, it’s the perfect combination.


  • 250g rump steak
  • Olive oil - for brushing
  • ½ head Chinese leaves - finely sliced
  • ¼ red onion - thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper - thinly sliced
  • 6 radishes - thinly sliced
  • 6 baby tomatoes - halved
  • 2tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 4tbsp gluten and wheat free sweet chilli sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1tbsp gluten and wheat free light soy sauce
  • 25g roasted peanuts - chopped - to garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves - to garnish


Brush the steak with the oil and season to taste.

Heat a griddle pan until very hot and smoking, add the steak and cook for 3-6 minutes each side (or until it has been cooked to your individual liking). Transfer the steak to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Place the Chinese leaves, red onion, red pepper, tomatoes, coriander and radishes in a bowl. Whisk together the chilli sauce, zest and juice of the lime and soya sauce in a small bowl and pour half of it over the salad and mix well.

Cut the cooked steak into thin slices with a sharp knife and arrange it on top of the salad. Pour over the remaining dressing and scatter with peanuts and fresh mint leaves.

Serve immediately.