I'm so excited that it's becoming salad season for more people!! It feels odd to be making salads when everyone else is craving casseroles and other comfort foods. Finally the weather in the rest of the country is catching up to us!! And what a great way to celebrate!! This salad is a good way to welcome in the warmer weather!! Deliciously spicy and wonderful, you will want to put this in your weekly rotation!! And what's great, you can use any other protein in place of beef...heck, toss some tofu in the dressing and toss that on! It can work in so many ways!
Spicy Basil Beef Salad
Adapted from Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes
- Serves 2 -
10-12oz boneless New York strip steak
salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons Sambal Oelek chili paste
1/8 teaspoon sugar
10-12 Thai or sweet Italian basil leaves (or to taste)
4-5 cups torn green leaf lettuce
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered or halved
Preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates. Drizzle olive oil over both sides of each steak and season with salt and pepper. Place the steak directly over the fire and grill 5-8 minutes per side. Remove from grill and allow to rest for at least 5-8 minutes before thinly slicing.
Meanwhile, in a measuring cup, mix together the soy, lime, sesame oil, fish sauce, Sambal and sugar until well combined; set aside.
Place the lettuce in a large bowl or plate, top with basil leaves, cucumber, tomato and steak. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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