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Thai Beef Salad

Published Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 by Clare Bramley

Thai Beef salad with chilli, lime and sesame dressing



  • This serves two hungry people as a main course.
  • 1 carrot -€“ pared into thin strips with a potato peeler
  • 4 good handfuls of washed, roughly chopped chard, or baby spinach
  • 6 slices of cold roast beef, cut into thin strips (or one large sirloin steak)
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 large red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 8-10 Basil leaves - shredded
  • 8-10 Mint leaves -€“ chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped Coriander
  • Juice of a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Thai Fish Sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
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Combine all the dressing ingredients, bar a teaspoon of the coriander. Arrange the leaves and carrot on serving plates, and pile the beef on top.

Pour the dressing over the beef and salad, sprinkle the remaining coriander over the top and serve immediately.


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  • It looks fancy, but it's so easy!!!