Thai Beef Salad (Yum Nua) Recipe

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Thai beef salad, also known as yum nua, features a spicy cucumber salad with grilled beef. Spicy and bright with roasted chili paste, chili peppers, fresh herbs and lime juice, it’s a tantalizing, easy dish.
Appetizer
Thai
16
ingredients
6
steps
60
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Thai Beef Salad (Yum Nua)
1
batch of seasoning sauce, see below
a pinch of salt and ground black pepper
3/4 lb
steak
2
shallots, thinly sliced
2
green onions, cut into 1-inch long pieces
1/2
onion, thinly sliced
1
cucumber, peel and coarsely diced
1
Roma tomato, cut into chunks
3
Thai peppers, thinly sliced, crosswise
1/4 tsp
dried Thai chili powder, optional
1/2 cup(s)
fresh mint, roughly chopped
6
whole lettuce leaves
For the Seasoning Sauce
3 tblsp
fish sauce, see notes 1
3 tblsp
lime juice
1 tblsp
sugar
1 tblsp
roasted chili paste (nam prik pao), see notes 1

Directions 6 steps | 60 Minutes

Step 1

Make the seasoning sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and roasted chili paste. Set aside.

Step 2

Sprinkle a pinch of salt and black pepper over the steak on both sides. Heat a cast-iron or grill pan and grill the steak on the rare side of medium-rare.

Step 3

Cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Step 4

In a large bowl, combine the grilled beef with the seasoning sauce.

Step 5

Add the shallots, green onions, onion, cucumber, tomato, Thai peppers, chili powder (if using), fresh mint and lettuce leaves.

Step 6

Serve as an appetizer or with Thai sticky rice as a meal. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. For a gluten free dish, make sure to check for gluten-free fish sauce and chili paste before using.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
572
FAT
28.1 g
PROTEIN
41.6 g
CARBS
42.1 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

22 Jul 2022

Wholesome yet light! I loved the crunchy cucumbers and the perfect amount of spice!

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