Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this from a Sunset magazine about 15 years ago and having lost it and found it several times, I'm finally putting it in here for sanity's sake! The recipe calls for sliced deli roast beef, but I've used leftover steak or roast and it's great. The veggies can be played with too--cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, halved cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts have all worked well. It's very refreshing and no cooking! Prep time doesn't include the marinating time. (I've marinated it for about an hour, and that's still enough time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first six ingredients in large bowl until sugar dissolves. Add beef and toss to coat. Marinate for up to four hours.
  2. Toss beef with salad ingredients to serve.
  3. A squeeze of lime is good on this too.
Most Helpful

We really loved this for our lunch just now. I made a half recipe but used all the marinade/dressing and I'm so glad I did! The salad was just moistened, not swimming in dressing and I think it would have been a dry old affair if I hadn't used the extra. I am not a huge fan of celery I can see in a dish (pureed in a soup is OK), so left it out and put in red capsicum (bell pepper) and finely sliced red onion in it's place. I garnished with some little tomatoes to get in some extra veg.

JustJanS October 07, 2011

A nicely different taste! I seared 2 thick sirloin steaks for this. I also like the versatility of the recipe: left out the celery and cilantro, which we're not very fond of. But I can see one can ring the changes with the salad ingredients. Dee, I added some finely chopped ginger and a small amount of hot pepper flakes to the marinade. Otherwise, I followed your recipe except had to use dry sherry as I did not have sake. Thanks for a great recipe ... will make this again in our summer -- a large platter of it!

Zurie September 29, 2013