Photo: Johnny Autry
Serves 6 (serving size: 3 ounces steak and 2/3 cup salad)

This Thai Beef Salad is full of vegetables and herbs, meaning it’s packed with nutrients as well as flavor. Everything comes together in under 30 minutes, and it’s even better the next day after it’s marinated for a while. For best results, use If you’re sensitive to spice or unfamiliar with seasonings such as fish sauce, you may want to reduce the amounts to cut back on the intensity—that being said, feel free to add more if our amount doesn’t meet your tastes. Try this salad over rice, cellophane noodles, or vermicelli, topped with fresh jalapeño or serrano slices. You can also switch out the flank steak for grilled chicken or lamb, and substitute Napa cabbage for red cabbage. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak evenly with pepper and salt. Add steak to pan; cook 6 minutes each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Step 2

Combine juice and next 5 ingredients (through Sriracha) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

Step 3

Combine cabbage and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Add 6 tablespoons juice mixture to cabbage mixture; toss well. Toss steak in remaining 2 tablespoons juice mixture. Add steak to cabbage mixture; toss to combine.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

MandyLand's Review

July 08, 2014
I am so glad that I found this again. It was in one of the Cooking Light Magazines a few years ago. My boys ask me to make it at least twice a month. I do make extra sauce and serve the salad over rice. This is also good leftovers if we have any.

LoveKitchen's Review

February 15, 2014

K9andCat's Review

August 13, 2013
Easy to make and very flavorful. However, I think I will make it more of a salad and a more filling meal by using the recipe as it is but adding a lettuce mix more like a traditional salad.

TxAg97's Review

June 30, 2013

EmmaLee75's Review

June 20, 2013
Love all of the fresh herb flavors. The dressing was very tasty. Will definitely make this again!

bkmilligan's Review

June 14, 2013
We could not decide what we would do different to improve this recipe, but we did agree that if we were going to pay the price for the flank steak, that we definitely wanted a better recipe.

Astier31's Review

May 26, 2013

springhilllad's Review

December 22, 2012
Tasty, but only enough salad for two.

MLaroux's Review

July 30, 2012
Recipe was good, however I agree the wrong cabbage is in the recipe. Definitely napa and not red cabbage.

Cansas's Review

July 16, 2012