Thai Beef Salad with Nam Jim

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Delicious Salad, low cal but completely satisfying

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4

Dietary guidance: g d 

Tags: salad · main ·


1 bunch coriander 3cm piece ginger, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 long red chillies, seeded, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 lemons, zested, juiced
2 tbs fish sauce
55g (1/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar
700g beef sirloin, cut into 1cm x 4cm strips
80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil quick asian
1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, seeded, thinly sliced
1 cup mint leaves
Chopped roasted peanuts and cooked rice noodles (optional), to serve


To make nam jim, trim roots from coriander and rinse well. Pick leaves and reserve. Process coriander roots, ginger, garlic, half the chillies, lemon zest and juice, fish sauce and brown sugar in a food processor until well combined and finely chopped.

Combine half the nam jim with beef in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.

Heat 2 tbs oil in a large wok over high heat. Add half the beef mixture and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until beef is browned and just cooked through. Remove from wok and repeat with the remaining 2 tbs oil and beef mixture.

Place onion, cucumber, reserved coriander leaves, mint, remaining chillies, beef mixture and remaining nam jim in a large bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, scatter with peanuts and serve with rice stick noodles, if using.


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