Thai beef salad cucumber bites appetizers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 16
Author Adore Foods


  • 1/2 lb beef steak
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large cucumber sliced into thick rounds
  • 2 medium shallots finely diced
  • 2 red chilies seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in quarters
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • juice from 1 lime


  1. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook it for 3-4 minutes on each side, if you like it medium rare. If you prefer your steak well done, allow up to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and allow to rest 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, gently toss cherry tomatoes, diced chilies, chopped coriander, shallots, brown sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. Taste and adjust if necessary to get the perfect balance.
  3. Thinly slice beef steak into strips and add to bowl and gently toss. Place small portions of the mixture onto each cucumber slice.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.