Delicious and Healthy Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I create healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes that not only taste delicious but also nourish the body. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite salad recipes that satisfy your hunger and your taste buds – Oz Thai Beef Salad.

Thai cuisine is known for its bold flavors, vibrant colors, and fresh ingredients. This dish is no exception! Imagine tender slices of juicy beef combined with tangy lime juice, salty fish sauce, and sweet brown sugar. Add to that a kick of spice from fresh chili peppers and aromatic herbs like Thai basil, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly flavorful salad that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

What’s more, this recipe is entirely gluten-free and paleo-friendly, making it suitable for anyone with dietary restrictions. The combination of protein-rich beef and nutrient-dense vegetables like cucumber makes it a healthy low-carb option that keeps you full and satisfied for hours.

So let’s get started on this easy Thai beef salad recipe that comes together in minutes and pairs well with sticky rice or rice noodles. Say goodbye to boring salads and hello to a tasty meal that will transport you to the streets of Bangkok.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Oz Thai Beef Salad - Gluten Free
Oz Thai Beef Salad – Gluten Free

Welcome! If you’re looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly flavorful recipe, you’re in luck! I’m excited to introduce you to my Oz Thai Beef Salad recipe. Trust me when I say that you’ll love everything about this salad.

Firstly, let’s talk about the main ingredient – the steak. I used an eye fillet, which is lean and tender. But what really brings the beef to life is the delicious spices used in this recipe; crushed black peppercorns and five-spice powder. This combination elevates the flavor of the beef, making it absolutely mouth-watering.

The dressing in this recipe is also next-level. It features fresh lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and fresh chili pepper. These ingredients work together to create a perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavor with just the right amount of heat.

As if that wasn’t already enough to get you excited about this salad, there are plenty of other delicious ingredients involved as well. There’s Thai basil, cucumbers, rice vermicelli, and peanuts to add some crunch and texture to every bite.

Lastly, if you’re trying to watch your carb intake or following a low-carb diet like paleo or whole30, then this recipe is perfect for you. It’s packed with rich protein sources like the beef and peanuts while staying low-carb.

Trust me when I say that once you’ve tried this Oz Thai Beef Salad once, it will become a regular in your meal rotation because of its tastiness and health benefits. Enjoy!

Ingredient List

 A colorful, protein-packed salad for any occasion
A colorful, protein-packed salad for any occasion

Ingredients Needed for This Flavorful Oz Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this incredibly flavorful gluten-free and dairy-free Oz Thai Beef Salad recipe:

  • 400g piece of Eye Fillet steak
  • 2 tsp crushed Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Five-Spice Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 100g Rice Vermicelli
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Thai Basil, finely chopped
  • 1 Fresh Red Chili Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • Salt, to taste

For the Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar

Optional Garnishes:

  • Crushed peanuts
  • Sliced lime wedges

All these ingredients are easily available in grocery stores or supermarkets. If you’re allergic to any of the above ingredients or cannot consume them due to any reason, you may swap them with suitable substitutes as per your dietary preferences.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Oz Thai Beef Salad is gluten-free and delicious
Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Oz Thai Beef Salad is gluten-free and delicious

Now, let’s dive into the how-to of making this incredibly flavorful and spicy Thai beef salad!


  • 400g piece fillet of beef, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • 100g rice vermicelli noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

For Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 fresh chili pepper, diced
  • Handful of torn Thai basil leaves


  1. First, prepare your dressing by whisking together fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, diced chili pepper and torn Thai basil leaves. Set it aside.

  2. Next, season the sliced beef with black peppercorns and five-spice powder.

  3. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil until it’s hot but not smoking. Add the seasoned beef slices to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side until they are browned on both sides and cooked through.

  4. Once done cooking, transfer the beef slices to a plate and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.

  5. Add cooked rice vermicelli noodles to a large mixing bowl and mix gently with the prepared dressing.

  6. To assemble your salad, place the mixed rice noodles at the base of a serving plate or bowl.

  7. Arrange sliced beef on top of the rice noodles.

  8. Drizzle the remaining dressing over beef slices and sprinkle with roasted peanuts and fresh cilantro.

  9. Serve and enjoy immediately!

This gluten-free and dairy-free beef salad is also low in carb and perfect for your healthy diet or if you are craving for a delicious and satisfying meal. It only takes a few minutes to put together but the flavors are out of this world!

Substitutions and Variations

 Vibrant veggies and juicy beef make this a flavor explosion in every bite
Vibrant veggies and juicy beef make this a flavor explosion in every bite

There are many ways in which this Oz Thai beef salad recipe can be customized to suit your preferences or dietary needs. The ingredients listed are already gluten-free and dairy-free, but even further substitutions can take place. Here are some ideas:

– Substitute the beef with chicken, pork or tofu if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

– For a low-carb option, you can omit the rice noodles and serve it on a bed of leafy greens or with thinly sliced zucchini noodles.

– If you’re not fond of spicy food, feel free to use less fresh chili pepper or remove it completely.

– You can use different cuts of meat such as flank steak or sirloin instead of filet of beef.

– Swap out peanuts for cashews if you have a peanut allergy, or leave them out altogether for a nut-free option.

– To make the recipe Whole30-compliant, replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar or omit it entirely.

There are plenty of variations to try when it comes to the dressing too. Experiment with different ratios of lime juice and fish sauce until you find your perfect balance. Adding grated ginger and garlic or a splash of soy sauce can also enhance its flavor profile. Don’t be afraid to make this salad your own by switching up the ingredients to suit your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh herbs add a fragrant and aromatic element to this zesty salad
Fresh herbs add a fragrant and aromatic element to this zesty salad

This incredibly flavorful Oz Thai Beef Salad is versatile enough to be served in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for a light and refreshing meal, simply serve it as is on a bed of mixed greens. Or, you may add some rice or quinoa to make it more filling.

When it comes to pairing, the flavors of this salad go well with a crisp white wine or an ice-cold beer. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving it with freshly squeezed lime juice or iced tea.

You may also serve this dish family-style at your next backyard BBQ or potluck dinner. Pair it with sticky rice and crispy spring rolls for an authentic Thai vibe.

Whether you choose to serve the Oz Thai Beef Salad as a main course or a side dish, one thing is for sure – it will be a crowd-pleaser!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Whip up this easy and healthy recipe in under 30 minutes
Whip up this easy and healthy recipe in under 30 minutes

One of the biggest perks of this gluten-free Oz Thai Beef Salad is that it’s incredibly versatile in terms of make-ahead time and storage. You can prepare the salad ingredients ahead of time without any issue as they store well in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to two days. All you have to do is mix them together when it’s time to serve.

If you happen to have leftovers, which is unlikely, simply store your salad in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated for up to two days. However, you must note that once you add the dressing, it will start to break down quickly, so only dress as much as you need if you want to keep some aside for later.

You may also decide to make more of the beef than what you require and store it separately as reheating the whole salad is not recommended because it may affect the texture of the vegetables in the salad. When reheating beef from stored items, cook them again in a pan over high heat, and you’re set.

Remember that this dish is best served fresh with its flavors still intact since the herbs, fresh lime juice, and chili pepper give off a bold zesty tang that diminishes over time. When serving cold or leftover dishes, consider adding more herbs and spices or freshly sliced vegetables like cucumber or bell peppers to amp up the flavor.

With these tips in mind, you can make this delicious Oz Thai Beef Salad recipe ahead of time for future events or dinners without sacrificing flavor or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and sour
The dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and sour

If you want to make sure that your Oz Thai Beef Salad is top-notch, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Here are some of the most important ways to get the results you’re looking for:

First, when it comes to cooking the beef, it’s essential that you don’t overcook it. Be sure to follow the recipe closely to ensure that your meat is tender, juicy and perfectly cooked. Overcooked beef can be tough and chewy, which can spoil the overall taste and texture of your salad.

Another thing to keep in mind is that using high-quality ingredients will make a big difference in the flavor of your dish. Take the time to find fresh and organic produce, like Thai basil and cucumbers, as well as a good quality oil like avocado or olive oil. These high-quality ingredients will help bring out the best flavors in your salad.

When preparing the salad dressing, be sure to taste it as you go along. Everyone’s taste buds are different, so adjust the seasonings – like fish sauce or brown sugar – to your liking. You can always start with less and add more if needed.

To get a real authentic kick of spice in your salad, consider using fresh Thai chilli peppers instead of dried pepper flakes. These peppers have a bright and vibrant flavor that will give your dish that true Thai heat!

Last but not least, don’t forget about presentation! Arrange the sliced beef over a bed of greens, and sprinkle some crushed peanuts and fresh herbs on top for an extra burst of flavor and visual appeal.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to achieve incredibly flavorful results with minimal effort. Your Oz Thai Beef Salad made with gluten-free ingredients will become a fan-favorite among your family and friends!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Oz Thai Beef Salad is a perfect recipe for those who are looking for a delicious and healthy gluten-free and dairy-free meal. It uses organic ingredients that are packed with nutrients and flavorful seasonings to give a burst of taste in every bite. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and comes together in minutes! This salad is versatile enough to pair with various mains or can be enjoyed on its own as a low-carb, high-protein dish.

Overall, I strongly recommend giving this salad a try. Its unique combination of flavors and textures creates a truly satisfying meal that you won’t regret making. So load up your plates with organic beef fillet, fresh herbs, and zesty dressings to enjoy an incredibly flavorful Thai steak salad that is both paleo and gluten-free!

Oz Thai Beef Salad - Gluten Free

Oz Thai Beef Salad - Gluten Free Recipe

Serves 4 Learned this recipe at my catering school
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 4 bowls of salad
Calories 467 kcal


  • 400 g eye filet of beef
  • 2 tablespoons crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 100 g rice vermicelli
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 60 ml lime juice
  • 60 ml fish sauce
  • 1 long red fresh chili pepper, seeds removed, cut into long strips
  • 150 g of asian salad greens
  • 2 long cucumbers, cut into batons (Lebonese)
  • Thai basil, and
  • chopped peanuts, to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 200*C.
  • Pat beef dry with paper towel. Combine peppercorns and five-spice and press onto beef. Heat oil in a frypan over hgih heat, then sear beef all over. Place on a baking tray in the oven for 6 minutes. Set aside to rest - the meat will be very rare.
  • Soak the vermicelli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain, refresh with cold water and drain again. Divide between 4 serving bowls.
  • In a sepatate bowl, combine the sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and chilli.
  • Wash and dry greens, then pile them onto noodles with cucumber.
  • Thinly slice beef and place on greens.
  • Drizzle with dressing.
  • Top with *Thai basil and peanuts.
  • *replace with ordinary basil if Thai basil not available.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 275gCalories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 33.6gProtein: 21.4gFat: 27.5gSaturated Fat: 9.9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1541.1mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 7.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Asian, Free Of..., Meat, One-Dish Meal
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