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Thai Steak Salad
with red cabbage, carrots, and basil

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This salad is full of texture and color with cabbage, carrots, and romaine hearts. Basil and cilantro add fragrant herbal notes. And then tossed with a Thai-flavored dressing, you'll hardly remember that this is healthy. Vegetarians can sub their favorite meat substitute for steak


Thai Steak Salad:
  • Flank or skirt steak - 1 1/4 lbs
  • Red cabbage - 1/2 head , sliced
  • Carrots - 1/2 lb , grated
  • Romaine hearts - 2 , chopped
  • Basil - 2 to 3 sprigs , sliced thinly
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch , chopped
  • Fish sauce - 3 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Peanuts (opt) - 1/4 cup , crushed


  1. Steak - If you made last night's meal, nothing to do! Otherwise, season and tenderize with salt and pepper
  2. Cabbage / Carrots / Romaine hearts / Basil / Cilantro - Prep as directed

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  1. If you made last night's meal, just warm up steak in an oven heated to 200F (93C) degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes. Otherwise, position top rack ~6 inches (15 cm) from broiler and preheat broiler. Place steak on a foil lined sheet pan and broil on each side for ~3 minutes for medium-rare, ~4 minutes for medium, and ~5 minutes for well-done. When steak is done, take out of oven and let rest
  2. Make dressing by whisking together fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup (59 ml) cooking oil
  3. Toss salad ingredients with dressing. Season to taste with salt. Add chopped peanuts if using
  4. Slice steak and top salad with protein



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