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Nam Tok Thai Beef Salad

Looking to learn how to make the best Nam Tok? Our quick & easy recipe for Thai steak salad features fresh herbs, spicy chili, fish sauce and toasted rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: Beef Salad, Cold Beef Salad, Nam Tok, Nam Tok Thai Beef Salad, Thai Beef Salad, Thai Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 517kcal


  • Stove or Barbecue
  • Skillet
  • French knife
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups


  • 4 shallots
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 cup mint chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 Thai red chili
  • 4 tbsp rice
  • 2 lb sirloin steak
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 limes juiced


  • Thinly slice shallots and green onions and roughly chop the mint and cilantro. Slice the chili into thin strips, removing the seeds. Place chopped vegetables into a mixing bowl.
  • Gently toast rice in a dry skillet until gently browned. Grind toasted rice with a mortar and pestle until fine flour is formed.
  • Grill steak on the barbecue or on the stove in a skillet until medium rare. Let the steak rest a couple minutes before thinly slicing on a cutting board.
  • Add warm sliced beef to the bowl with herbs and onions. Add the fish sauce and lime juice then toss. Serve Nam Tok Thai Beef Salad topped with the ground crunchy rice.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 73.1g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 1554mg | Potassium: 1307mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 47mg