Asian Beef Salad Recipe

Gochujang steak salad

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Try our Korean-style steak salad recipe for a quick midweek meal for two. This low calorie dinner is easy to make and packed with punchy flavour



  • gochujang or other Asian chilli paste 1 tbsp, (see notes below)
  • mirin 2 tsp
  • sirloin steaks 2, fat trimmed and brought to room temperature
  • watercress 2 large handfuls
  • sugar snap peas a handful, halved
  • Thai basil a handful, leaves torn
  • coriander leaves a handful, torn
  • red chilli ½, seeded and finely sliced
  • roasted peanuts a handful, roughly chopped


  • English mustard 2 tsp
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • soft brown sugar 1 tsp
  • fish sauce 2 tsp
  • lime juice 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Mix the gochujang and mirin together, rub all over the steaks and season generously. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, for rare, rest for 5 minutes and slice.

  • Step 2

    Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients with some seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Put the watercress, sugar snaps, thai basil, coriander and chilli into a bowl and pour over the dressing, along with any resting juices from the steak and toss well. Top with the steak and sprinkle with peanuts.

Gochujang is a Korean hot pepper paste – some supermarkets stock it or find it at

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 398
  • Fat 21.8g
  • Saturates 5.8g
  • Carbs 11.2g
  • Sugars 7.6g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 38.1g
  • Salt 2.5g