Khmer Beef Salad Recipe

January 3, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Khmer Beef Salad Recipe

The Khmer Beef Salad Recipe presents a fresh and delicious Cambodian dish that combines thinly sliced beef with zesty lime juice and an array of flavorful ingredients. To start, beef steak is either grilled to medium rare or cooked in boiling water to achieve a tender and succulent texture. After cooking, the meat is allowed to rest for 5 minutes before being thinly sliced.

In a large bowl, the sliced beef is combined with minced lemongrass, thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves, minced Thai chilies, lime juice, thinly sliced shallots, and red or yellow bell pepper. The salad is enriched with fish paste (prahok), fish sauce, minced garlic, and roasted rice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. The mixture is then thoroughly combined, and the taste is adjusted according to personal preference.

Before serving, the Khmer Beef Salad is garnished with additional sliced shallots or red onions, adding a touch of crunch and pungency. The dish can be enjoyed as a cold salad or served with rice, providing a versatile and refreshing option. This Cambodian salad is not only delicious but also a popular choice in various Asian countries, particularly in Cambodia and Vietnam. Whether enjoyed as a standalone salad or accompanied by rice, the Khmer Beef Salad Recipe offers a flavorful and satisfying culinary experience.


1 lbs of beef steak thinly sliced
2 tablespoon of minced lemongrass
3 Kiffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
2 Thai chilies minced
2 to 3 tablespoon of lime juice
1 small shallot thinly sliced
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
2 tablespoon of fish paste (prahok)
2 tablespoon of sliced shallot or red onion
2 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of roasted rice
2 cloves of minced garlic

Directions to make Khmer Beef Salad Recipe

  1. Grill the beef first to medium rare or cook meat in boiling water to medium rare. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before you slice it.
  2. After you done grilling or boiling the meat, let the meat rest before you cut it.
  3. Put the meat in a big bowl, mix all the ingredients together and adjust the taste to your liking.
  4. Before serving add all the garnish ingredients and serve as cold salad or with rice.

Serve Khmer Beef Salad with hot with rice. It is popular soup in Asian country especially in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Thank you and enjoy it

Related Recipe: Daikon Soup with Pork Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 664

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏45g 16%
Cholesterol ‏203mg 68%
Total Fat ‏19g 24%
Saturated Fat ‏6g 30%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏75g 150%
Sodium ‏3445mg 150%
Sugars ‏6g 12%


30 min


30 min




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