Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Seasonal Cooking ... Thai Beef Salad

You are going to be seeing a lot more recipes appearing on my blog now that my garden is getting into production mode ... I hope you don't mind : )

I have a lot of lettuce ready to harvest ...

... and I have beef left over from last night's dinner; so it's "Thai Beef Salad" for lunch ...

The Ingredients

For the dressing :
1 tsp grated lime peel
4-5 Thai chili peppers, finely minced (I used the pickled ones I grew last summer)
Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup)
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Mix the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a small bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.  Whisk in the canola and sesame oils to form a vinaigrette and stir in the minced chilies and lime peel.

For the salad :
Lettuce for 2 servings of salad (leaf or romaine)
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
5 or 6 Thai basil leaves, shredded
8 ounces thinly sliced beef

Place the lettuce on a plate and top with the onions, radishes, cucumber and shredded basil.  Arrange the beef on top of the salad and add dressing or serve it on the side ...



  1. Keep those recipes coming...I love hearing of new ways to use up produce from the garden. Thanks!