Beef salad recipes

Top beef salad recipes

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Best cuts for beef salad recipes

Rump steaks are excellent cut for beef salads. They are lean and full-flavoured.

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Beef and pasta salad

Scotch fillet/ boneless rib eye steaks are juicy, tender and full of flavour.

Beef salad with crunchy noodles

Sirloin steaks are deliciously juicy, slice them thinly and toss with salad ingredients.

Mediterranean style steak salad

Vietnamese beef and glass noodle salad

Oyster blade steaks are a good value, lean cut perfect for beef salad recipes.

Beef and bean salad

Thai style char-grilled beef salad

Buying tips

  1. Choose lean, thick-cut beef steaks. A thick-cut steak allows you to slice thin, wide, juicy strips that will fold easily with the salad ingredients.
  2. Whatever cut you choose only buy steaks of an even thickness, not wedge shaped – this way they’ll cook evenly.

Check out How to match red meat cuts with best cooking methods

Tips & Techniques

Before cooking

  1. Take the meat from the fridge 10 minutes before barbecuing.
  2. Brush the steaks lightly with oil. If you wish, season with ground salt and pepper.

Essential tips barbecuing, char-grilling or pan-frying   

  1. Preheat the barbecue or char-grill plate to hot or preheat a pan to moderately hot.
  2. Cook the steaks on one side until moisture appears. Use tongs to turn the steaks once only.
  3. Cook the steaks to no more than a medium degree of doneness.
  4. Remove the beef from heat, loosely cover with foil and rest for a few minutes to allow the meat fibres to relax and reabsorb their juices before serving

Beef salad tips

  • By not cooking your steaks past medium, you keep the meat moist and it will also take on the flavours of the salad dressing better
  • Slice the steaks thinly so the beef is easily coated with the dressing.
  • Add the dressing to the salad just before serving; the flavours of the beef, the salad and the dressing remain fresh and flavoursome this way.

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