Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Thai Beef Salad

Too hot to cook a real meal? Ordinary salads too wimpy for dinner? I think I have a recipe that will change your mind! Homemade Thai beef salad is a light and refreshing alternative, plus it will only take you a few minutes to grill the beef outside so you don't have to worry about heating up the house!


1lb beef sirloin (about 1-in thick), light dash of salt and pepper on each side
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red onion (or shallot), sliced thinly
1 small cantaloupe, cubed
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced (I used an orange pepper for this)
1 cup cucumber slices
2-4 Thai chilies, sliced thinly
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves
1/2 cup lightly packed torn mint leaves
6 cups lightly packed lettuce

1/4 cup lime juice
3 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sugar


Preheat grill.
Salt and pepper both sides of steak and grill to medium rare (about 5 mins per side). Slice thinly and let cool.
To make dressing, whisk lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, Thai chilies in a small bowl.
Mix the rest of the vegetables in a larger bowl.
Add sliced beef to the salad. Pour dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.

What a great way to use up fresh summer produce from your garden too! Hope you'll try out this recipe!

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