Yum Nua - Thai Beef Salad

25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
15 ingredients
2-4 servings
This is my mom's specialty. I hated it as a little kid, but now I adore it and make it often. It was hard to nail my mom's recipe down to measurements, but we figured that this was the closest we could get without saying "eyeball" it. The flavors are the classic Thai mix of salty, sour, sweet and spicy.

Categories:  salad , for-1-or-2 , <-30-mins , main-dish , beef , meat , number-of-servings , time-to-make , asian ,
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  • 8 -10 ounces new york strip steaks (about 1 1/2 in thick)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup shallot, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro stems, and leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaf (loosely packed to measure and then, chopped)
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 4 -6 romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 thai chiles, minced (more or less depending on the heat desired)
  • 2 tablespoons very thinly sliced lemongrass, crush slices with the back of knife after slicing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light brown sugar, can be substituted
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Serving Size (75.48 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 156.17 Calories from Fat 38.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.26g 13.11%
Saturated Fat 0.51g 5.07%
Trans Fat 0.1g %
Cholesterol 0.3mg 0.2%
Sodium 1214.26mg 101.19%
Total Carbohydrate 26.39g 17.59%
Dietary Fiber 5.09 g 40.7%
Sugars 12.15 g %
Protein 5.32g 21.27%
Vitamin A 107.08IU% Vitamin C 13.68mg%
Calcium 90.8mg% Iron 2.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
new york strip steaks, salt and pepper, chopped cilantro, mint leaf, medium cucumber, romaine lettuce leaves, clove garlic, thai chiles, thinly sliced, light brown sugar, fresh lime juice