Thai beef and herb salad

Take yourself to Thailand with this fresh and tasty salad, in a jar! 

Recipe from Jar Salads: 52 Happy, Healthy Lunches by Alexander Hart, published by Smith Street Books, RRP $35.


Thai dressing 
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons fish sauce
½ teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1 small red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
2 teaspoons caster (superfine) sugar

Grilled beef
150 g piece beef fillet steak
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil, for frying

Other ingredients  
1 Lebanese (short) cucumber, diced
100 g cherry tomatoes, halved
30 g roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
Handful each of roughly chopped mint & Thai basil


1. Mix together the Thai salad dressing ingredients.

2. Season the steak and cook in the oil on a char-grill pan for about 3 minutes each side over high heat. Remove, allow to cool, then thinly slice.

3. Layer the ingredients in a jar as shown in the below image starting with the Thai dressing at the bottom.

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Photography © 2016 Hannah Keolmeyer