Warm Beef – Brown Lentil, beetroot & Spinach Salad

(Servings 4)


  • 2 Cups - Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup - Lentils (cooked cooled & rinsed) or you can use canned if time isn't on your side
  •  2 Medium beetroot whole - cut into quarters
  •  1 x 400-500g Beef - Quick pan fried
  •  2 Tbsp - Balsamic dressing
  •  Little Olive oil


  1. On a bowl, toss all ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Make the dressing (Balsamic & Olive Oil)  and mix this with the salad
  3. Serve with sliced beef strips on top.

Note: you can add other ingredients that you want or have at home.  I have added avocado and other times I've made it with roasted kumara & pumpkin.

This recipe is super easy when you need to have dinner on the table in 30mins.

Warm Thai Beef Salad

(Servings 4-6 plates)


  • 1 small packet Vermicelli (thin rice noodles / glass noodles)
  • 500 grams Beef
  • 1 grated Carrot
  • 1-2 stalks chopped Lemon Grass 
  • 1 bunch roughly chopped Fresh Mint 
  • ¼ diced Cucumber 
  • ¼ cup diced Red and yellow capsicum 


  1. For dressing, mix 2xTspn of each:
    • Sweet chilli
    • Lemon juice
    • Vinaigrette
    • Fish sauce
    • Coriander 
  2. Cover Vermicelli in boiling water & soak until all water is absorbed may need to add a little more if noodles dry out 
  3. Mix Capsicum, Mint, Carrot, Lemon Grass and Cucumber
  4. Mix Dressing ingredients together 
  5. Sear Beef to your liking 
  6. Toss Step 2 & 3 together then add the vermicelli and baby cos lettuce
  7. Serve then add seared beef on top  with a garnish of grated carrot