Isaan Grilled Beef and Veggie Salad

Thai grilled salad

I love cooking fresh ingredients on a crisp spring day. My friend was coming over and I wanted to grill up a steak, but I was thinking Thai flavors.  I love the freshness of an Isaan beef salad, so I used that flavor profile as inspiration, making the same dressing, but tossing in a ton of grilled veggies.  This big bowl of freshness was just what we all wanted to eat on a sunny day in April.

Zucchini, fresno chiles, and mushrooms.
After the veggies came off the grill I tossed them right into the dressing. The dressing is just lime, fish sauce, and lemongrass.
The beef is marinated in soy sauce, lemongrass, honey, and lots of other deliciousness.
Char up the steak and cook it to a perfect medium rare.
Mint, cilantro, and scallions.
Heart eye face emoji.
Finally toss everything together.
Bright, fresh, and flavorful.
Someone on Snapchat asked me if I ate the limes whole, so here is a disclaimer, don’t eat the limes whole!
The steak is super tender and is packed with so much umami to balance the sour dressing.
And all the herbs really make this dish super flavorful. Check out this page to see how to use lemongrass in this recipe. You could also add toasted rice to this, I meant to but forgot.

Isaan Grilled Beef and Veggie Salad

That fresh flavored Thai style beef salad along with some tasty veggies on the grill.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
rest2 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: grilled, Spicy


steak and marinade

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 limes juice
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon chile flake
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 lemongrass stalks


  • 2 zucchini
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 3 fresno peppers

herbs and dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 5 limes juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions


  • For the lemongrass, use the link above as a guide to get the nice tender pieces and the outer layers. Put the tough outer layers into the marinade and set aside the tender pieces.
  • Mix the rest of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add in the steak. Allow to sit for a few hours.
  • Meanwhile, chop the mushroom, peppers, and zucchini into large chunks and skewer them all for the grill.
  • Grill the veggies until tender to your liking. Meanwhile mix the fish sauce, lime juice, and lemongrass.
  • Put the veggies into the lime juice mixture right when they come off the grill.
  • Finally grill the steak about 5 minutes a side to a nice medium rare.
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing the steak against the grain in thin slices.
  • Mix the steak, herbs, and veggies in a large bowl and serve.

One Comment

  1. *Goes and turns the BBQ on* This looks amazing – bookmarked and will be trying this on the weekend!

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