Beef and Lime Noodle Salad

  • Author: Michiel Steur
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This recipe for quick and easy noodle salad with beef sirloin steak, lime, radish and mint is a delicious summer favourite!



  • 200g sirloin steak
  • 120g egg noodles
  • 150g beansprouts
  • 6 radishes
  • 1 lime
  • 5 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons salted peanuts
  • Handful fresh mint leaves


  1. Heat one tablespoon of sesame oil in a frying pan and fry beansprouts on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from pan and leave to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Return to pot and stir in the beansprouts, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and zest and juice of 1/2 lime. Leave to cool completely.
  3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in a frying pan. Cook steak on high heat, turning halfway through cooking. Approximately 1-2 minutes for rare or 3-4 minutes for medium, though it does depend on the size and thickness of your steak.
  4. Leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. Then cut into thick slices and leave to cool completely.
  5. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut the radishes into very thin slices. Roughly chop the peanuts.
  6. Divide the noodles between two plates. Top with the radish and a few mint leaves. Add the beef slices, and sprinkle with some chopped peanuts. Serve with some of the remaining lime.


Enjoy this salad either cold or lukewarm!

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Asian

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