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An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!

Spicy Thai Beef Salad

A chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 697 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz steak (200 g), cooked and cooled
  • 2 tbsp red onion sliced thinly
  • 3 oz fresh cucumber (85 g)
  • a handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or mashed garlic
  • 1 tbsp red chili sliced thinly
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • a handful fresh mint shredded roughly
  • a handful fresh cilantro shredded roughly
  • salted peanuts or cashews, crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the garlic paste, sliced red chili, fish sauce, palm sugar, vegetable oil and half of the lemon juice in a small cup.

  2. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  3. Stir well and put this marinade aside until the sugar has dissolved. In the meantime slice the cooked steak into bite-size strips.

  4. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  5. Chop the cucumber in half and remove the seeds using a teaspoon. Slice the cucumber up thinly. Chop the (cherry) tomatoes up into bite-size bits and add them together with the cucumber and red onion to a bowl.
  6. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  7. Stir well and add the sliced steak.
  8. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  9. Stir beef the salad well. Sprinkle with the roughly shredded fresh mint and cilantro.
  10. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  11. Drizzle with the fish sauce mixture you put aside.
  12. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!
  13. Stir a little to make sure the marinade is spread evenly. Check the seasoning and add more fish sauce, chili pepper, sugar or lemon juice to taste if necessary. Put the salad in the fridge 5 minutes before serving. Transfer the beef salad onto plates or to a large serving dish. Sprinkle with the crushed salted peanuts or cashews. Plate up!
  14. An easy Thai recipe: chilled Thai beef salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, cilantro and red onion in a spicy fish sauce and lemon marinade!