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Asian Beef Salad

This Asian beef salad is light enough to have for lunch and hearty enough to have for dinner. Whether you are going for a satay feel with the peanuts or using cashews this is a delicious dish all around. Plus the dressing isn’t full of sugar which is a win.

Recipe

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SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 300g Australia beef mince or strips
  • 1 bag Asian salad mix
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup peanuts or cashews
  • 1 tbsp ponzu or soy sauce

+ Staples:

  • dry chilli, garlic and ginger powder
  • chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh Coriander

METHOD:

  1. Lightly toast the nuts in a dry frying pan until golden, then crush in a pestle and mortar and set aside.
  2. Put 1/2 tablespoon of the sesame oil into a frying pan on medium-high heat, and add the beef, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.
  3. Mix in 1/2 tsp each of dry chilli, garlic and ginger powder from your spice rack whilst stirring.
  4. Stir-fry for 5-8 minutes to brown and crisp.
  5. Mix together the remaining sesame oil with 1 tbsp ponzu or soy and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Load up your plate with salad, then sprinkle over crispy beef, spring onions and crushed nuts.
  7. Finish with a sprinkle of chilli flakes (optional), pour over the dressing, and serve with a wedge of lime.

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Asian Beef Salad

 

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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