Thai Beef Salad

Serves 4


  • 1 cup glass noodles
  • 8 oz sirloin steaks, trimmed
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups lettuce leaves
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup salted cashews
  • 2 tsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 red chillies, finely sliced


To make the dressing whisk together all the ingredients then set to one side.
Cook the noodles according to packet instructions, then drain and toss in the sesame oil.
Heat a non-stick skillet and rub the vegetable oil into the meat. Fry the beef for 2-3 minutes for medium rare then leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Combine all the salad ingredients, except the beef, into a large bowl the coat with the dressing over.
Slice the beef then add to the salad and serve.

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