Thai Beef Salad


This tasty Thai beef salad has lots of Thai flavors and is so colorful!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
close up view of Thai Beef Salad in a large bowl


  • 1 cup lime juice

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup fish sauce

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 stalk lemongrass, smashed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

  • 1 ½ pounds (1 inch thick) steak fillet

  • 1 head leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces

  • ½ English cucumber, diced

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Mix lime juice, cilantro, mint leaves, sugar, fish sauce, green onions, lemongrass, and chili sauce together in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Adjust the flavor, if desired, by adding more sugar and/or fish sauce; set aside.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Cook steak on the preheated grill until it begins to firm and is hot and slightly pink in the center, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

  4. Transfer steak to a chopping board and slice into thin strips; add steak and its juices into the bowl with herb mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

  5. Place lettuce in a salad bowl; arrange cucumber on top. Add steak and pour all of the herb mixture on top. Scatter cherry tomatoes over salad and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
5g Fat
27g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1051mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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