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Thai Beef Salad With Fresh Herbs

This low-calorie salad gives you half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 12 ounces flank steak
  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 carrots, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed basil leaves
  • Ginger-Lime Dressing


  1. In a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar, Add steak, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature 15 minutes (or in refrigerator, overnight).

  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high. Remove steak from dish and reserve marinade. Add steak to skillet, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook, until dark brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, flipping once. Add reserved marinade to skillet and cook 15 seconds. Turn steak to coat in syrupy marinade. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, mint, and basil. Add dressing and steak and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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