Cold Beef Noodle Salad

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Cold Beef Noodle SaladRecipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Laura Zapalowski
Substitute top sirloin, strip steak, or flank steak if tri-tip steak isn’t available, and slice thinly instead of into cubes.


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1 (1 1/2-pound) tri-tip steak, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
8 ounces uncooked udon noodles (thick, round fresh Japanese wheat noodles) or spaghetti
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups (3-inch) julienne-cut baby bok choy (about 6 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced radish
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint
Lime wedges (optional)
Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong) (optional)


Hands-on: 16 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 36 Minutes

1. Prepare grill to high heat.

2. Sprinkle steak with salt and black pepper. Combine 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 tablespoon hoisin in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Brush steak with hoisin mixture; grill 10 minutes. Turn steak. Brush with hoisin mixture; grill 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; chill 45 minutes. Cut steak into 1/2-inch cubes.

3. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well.

4. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 11/2 teaspoons hoisin, cilantro, and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add beef, noodles, bok choy, and mushrooms; toss to combine. Chill 15 minutes; top with radish, shallots, and mint. Serve with lime wedges and Sriracha, if desired. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 11/2 cups).

Created date

June 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 402
Fat 14.8 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 7.3 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 31.7 g
Carbohydrate 33.7 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 515 mg
Calcium 89 mg