Thai Beef and Cucumber Salad --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 45 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound beef Top Round Steak or 1 pound Ranch Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick
  2. 1 English or hothouse cucumber, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices
  3. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  4. 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
Beef Marinade:
  1. 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  2. 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  4. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Cucumber Marinade:
  1. 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8-inch thick strips. Combine beef marinade ingredients in large bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Whisk cucumber marinade ingredients in medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cucumber. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 20 to 30 minutes. Drain cucumber in colander; discard marinade. Set aside.
  3. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef.
  4. Toss cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro and peanuts in large bowl. Divide evenly among 4 plates. Arrange steak slices over salad.
Comments (2)
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Used top sirloin instead for this one and it worked out really well, very tasty dish! A nice diversion from the typical leafy salad though next time might try it all on top of fresh mixed greens. Will keep this one on file for the summer when my garden is busting with tomatoes & cucumbers!


Had this for dinner last night and it is definitely a keeper. Will add a little heat next time as we like Thai spicy.