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This Spicy lemon Asian beef salad is so tasty and refreshing. Very simple to make once you have the dressing premade and beef roasted.

I found the spicey lemon dressing from a classic Nobu salad. It’s simply served with mesclun salad leaves, sprinkled with thin crispy garlic chips and sesame seeds. It almost looked like a boring salad. Once I tasted it, I was amazed and my perception of salads if forever changed.

The dressing is so good, you can use with just plain salad leaves to really bring a salad to life. The spicy tart lemon flavour of the dressing really wakes your senses.

So I took the dressing and made it with thin strips of carrot, cucumber, peppers and bean sprouts. I added fresh sprigs of mint and coriander. I finished it with roast rare beef slices on top. Sprinkle with a little more dressing over the top and sesame seeds.

Perfect for a summers day as a main meal. Enjoy.

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Spicy Asian Beef Salad

  • Author: Paul Deehan
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


A beautiful refreshing Spicy Asian Beef salad that truly excites your taste buds. So good and a very healthy. The flavour of the spicy lemon dressing, crunchy vegetables, fresh sprigs of mint and coriander along with the succulent beef slices is a delight to eat. 



Asian Salad
  • 1 x carrots, thin strips
  • 1/2 cucumber, thin strips
  • 1/2 red pepper, thin strips
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, thin strips
  • A small handful of bean sprouts
  • A small bunch of Mesclun salad
  • 4 sprigs of mint, picked
  • 5 springs of coriander,
  • Toasted sesame seeds
Dressing – Spicy lemon Nobu dressing
  • 150 ml of lemon juice.
  • 3 teaspoons & 3 Tbsp light Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Purce (Grated)
  • “Maldon Sea salt – 1’2 teaspoon
  • a little ground black pepper
  • 10+ ½ tablespoon Grapeseed oil
  • Cayenne pepper to correct spice.
Roast Wagyu beef, rare.
  • 8oz beef fillet
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • salt and pepper


Dressing – Spicy lemon Nobu dressing

  1. First, make the dressing by juicing the lemons into a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Store in an airtight container and place in the fridge for later use.
  4. Makes enough for several salads.

Roast Wagyu Beef Fillet

  1. Preheat oven to 180oc
  2. Heat your frying pan until really hot.
  3. Lightly oil your beef fillet and season with salt and pepper
  4. Seared all around in the pan.
  5. Cook for 4-7 minutes in the oven, allow to cool and place in the fridge until needed.

For the salad and final serving

  1. Peel and thinly slice into strips your carrot, also thinly slice into strips your cucumber, red and yellow pepper. Place into a large salad bowl.
  2. Add your bean sprouts, mesclun salad, springs of mint and coriander.
  3. Add 4-5 tablespoons of Spicy Nobu lemon dressing.
  4. Mix well together and place into your serving bowl.
  5. Carve your beef on a meat board into thin slices.
  6. Sprinkle with toasted white sesame seeds.
  7. Serve and enjoy. 


Wagyu is a very expensive breed of cattle. You can substitute it for a regular beef fillet.

Make the dressing, several days before to make life easier.

You can omit the beef for a nice Spicey Nobu salad that is vegetarian.


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

Keywords: Spicy Nobu beef salad

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