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Thai Roast Beef Salad

Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.