Thai Roast Beef Salad



Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 small fresh red Thai chiles, thinly sliced, or 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1/2 seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced into rings
1/2 cup roughly torn fresh mint, divided
1/3 cup roughly torn fresh cilantro, divided
8 ounces thickly sliced rare deli roast beef, cut into wide strips
1/3 cup coarsely chopped dry-roasted peanuts


1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Combine lettuce, cucumber, and shallots in a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup mint and 3 tablespoons cilantro. Stir in all but 2 tablespoons dressing, tossing well.

2. Toss roast beef with remaining 2 tablespoons dressing. Arrange salad on a platter, and top with roast beef. Sprinkle with peanuts and remaining mint and cilantro.

Laraine Perri,

Coastal Living

July 2014
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