Keto Asian beef salad

Keto Asian beef salad

Gingery and savory with a slightly spicy kick. Hearty red meat with creamy sesame goodness. All that, keto, and a refreshing salad to boot?? Do you see where we’re going with this? Meet your newest favorite food in a bowl!

Keto Asian beef salad

Gingery and savory with a slightly spicy kick. Hearty red meat with creamy sesame goodness. All that, keto, and a refreshing salad to boot?? Do you see where we’re going with this? Meet your newest favorite food in a bowl!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

Sesame mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper
Beef
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 23 lb 300 g ribeye steakribeye steaks
Salad
  • 3 oz. 75 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oz. 50 g cucumber
  • 3 oz. 75 g lettuce
  • ½ ½ red onionred onions
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp (3 g) sesame seeds
  • 2 2 scallionscallions

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Prepare the sesame mayonnaise by mixing mayo with the sesame oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the beef marinade and pour into a plastic bag. Add the beef and marinate for 15 minutes or more at room temperature.
  3. Chop all vegetables for the salad, except the scallions, into bite-sized pieces. Divide between two plates.
  4. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add sesame seeds to the dry pan, and toast them for a couple of minutes, or until they’re lightly browned and fragrant. Set aside.
  5. Pat the meat dry on both sides with paper towels. On high heat, sear for a minute or two on each side, and then reduce heat to medium low, cooking until beef is medium, and then transfer to a cutting board.
  6. Fry the scallions for a minute in the same pan.
  7. Slice the meat, across the grain, into thin slices. Place beef and scallions on top of the vegetables.
  8. Top with roasted sesame seeds and serve with a dollop of sesame mayonnaise on the side.

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Tip!

In this dish, the beef is best served at medium, but you can make it well done if you prefer.

Craving a bit of variety? Try swapping in salmon or pre-cooked chicken instead of the beef.

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32 comments

  1. Justin
    Made this tonight. It was delicious, maybe one of the best things I've made from diet doctor. Of course, there was a ribeye steak sitting on top so how can you go wrong! Why is the dressing called "mayonnaise"? There is no mayonnaise in the ingredients but I ask because the picture shows something on the side that looks like a mayonnaise dressing. Did I miss something?
    Replies: #3, #13
  2. Barbara
    I was looking for a recipe using a beef roast as that is what I have on hand at the moment. So I think I will triple this recipe since my roast is 3 pounds or may quadruple this. I will use my Instant Pot with the marinade in it and hope for the best. I am having a difficult time finding keto recipes using the meat I already have in my freezer. So hoping this will work.
  3. Kris Trawick
    Justin, mayonnaise is made from egg yolk and oil. They are just making homemade mayonnaise.
  4. Andy
    Just wondering how 1 serving contains 11 grams of carbs? Following nutrition facts, I ended up with smaller value.

    P.S. It's very difficult to follow the rules when 10 different sources give 10 different versions of nutrition info.... how to know which info is the only correct one?

    Reply: #5
  5. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Andy!

    Unfortunately nutritional info is no exact science. We just have to try to do our best. :)

    Just wondering how 1 serving contains 11 grams of carbs? Following nutrition facts, I ended up with smaller value.
    P.S. It's very difficult to follow the rules when 10 different sources give 10 different versions of nutrition info.... how to know which info is the only correct one?

  6. Louise Jenkins
    So I don’t use any oil to fry steak in? Just fry in medium hot pan by itself, right?
  7. Purvi
    Hey, I don't eat beef, what can I replace it with? Chicken or Lamb ?
  8. Amanda
    I don't know why but this recipe was anything but easy for me, beginning with the *$#@! mayo! Mine separated and I spent sooooo much time trying to fix it before throwing it all out and grabbing a jar from the fridge. Once I followed the "tip for time" I was in business and must say the marinaded steak was AMAZING! Will save this recipe just for that. If anything, making mayo with a whisk feels next to impossible. Save your sanity and doctor a store-bought organic mayo or use an immersion blender.
  9. Angel
    Loved this! Didn't want to faff around with mayo (and can't wrap my head around the idea of mayo on a salad), so just served with avocado oil, sesame oil and lime juice. Really, really good! I agree with the previous poster that this is probably my favorite recipe on this site so far!
  10. Raquel
    Hi, if I want to make this for dinner + have left overs for lunch the next day, for TWO people, what serving option do I select? Do I select 2 servings or 4 servings? Thanks
  11. TJ
    This made enough for 5 servings for supper! I was confused about the mayo being on the side though. It felt like it should be a dressing that the sald portion should be tossed in, perhaps. Otherwise, how do you eat this? Do you take a forkful and dip it into the mayo? Do you dab it across the top? It would be nice if you could add some clarification on this point. Great recipe overall!
  12. Juli
    This is fantastic but you don't have to use an expensive cut of meat. I made it again last night with hamburgers on the grill! I made the patties, let them marinate for about 30 minutes at room temp then grilled them. I had leftover Sesame Mayo (from the Asian Beef Salad meal) that I slathered on the grilled burgers. I served them with a salad with Sesame-Ginger dressing (store bought). Oh my god, so good.
  13. Suzy
    The dressing ingredients are the same ingredients used to make homemade mayo. If you don't pour in the extra light olive oil slowly and use a blender it won't emulsify. The first few times you try to make mayo it can be tricky.
  14. Andrew
    Delicious salad so good my wife wanted it 2 days running ❤️😀
  15. Monica
    Made this for lunch and it was DELISH!! I wisked the ingredients for the mayo together and it came out great - need to pour the avo oil in very slowly. I figured it must be the dressing - I accidentally used spicy sesame oil but loved the kick! Looking forward to eating leftovers tomorrow.
  16. Tony Cooper
    I made the Mayo and its disgusting 125ml oil?
  17. Linda
    need shopping list
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Linda, the shopping list is available with the meal plans. If you are not currently a member, we have a free 30 day trial you may be interested in.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member
  19. marilyn
    Just finished eating this fabulous lunch ..we loved everything about it. I used Best Foods Mayo and squeezed lime juice and added sesame oil.. I will make this many times in the future
    Thank you
  20. Lori
    Prepared this ahead of time to take for lunch. Nice and filling and love the flavor combinations. I will cut back a little bit of the sesame oil as it was quite overpowering, and I love sesame oil.
  21. Nicholas
    I don’t like fish sauce. Do I add more olive oil? What else can I use to replace it?
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t like fish sauce. Do I add more olive oil? What else can I use to replace it?

    You can omit it if you don't care for the taste.

  23. Joi
    I was a little skeptical about this recipe but I just finished it and it was AMAZING! I usually grill my steaks and never eat ribeye so I was pleasantly surprised that every thing came out so good. This was my first recipe I made from the site so I am super happy to keep going!
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  25. nancy
    This is the first diet doctor recipe that I won’t make again. salad was good, but the dressing was not good. Bitter. The steak marinade was ok, but not good enough to make again. Actually I feel as though I wasted a perfectly good ribeye.
  26. Lisa
    I made mayo for the first time and it was so easy! I have to admit that I thought it tasted way too much like just oil so I increased the mustard, salt and lime juice a bit. It was much better and great on the salad. I think this recipe makes a bit too much of it though so I may cut it by 1/3 next time around. I used a T-Bone instead of the ribeye as it was on sale this week. The only other thing I did differently was to cut the quantity of red onion in half.
  27. Miranda
    I loved this, I used rump instead of ribeye and added some grilled tenderstem broccoli, I used the handy tip to add sesame oil and lime to bought mayonnaise. Quick and easy, Husband very jealous!
  28. Phyl
    How many grams is 1/3 of a pound
    Reply: #30
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many grams is 1/3 of a pound

    You can use the toggle at the top of the ingredient list to convert the whole recipe to Metric.

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  31. Gary
    Made this today and it was fantastic! But confused as to how 150g of beef with salad and a splodge (not all of it) of mayo on the side comes in at more than 1000 calories? Especially as the meat and scallions are dry fried?
    Reply: #33
  32. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Made this today and it was fantastic! But confused as to how 150g of beef with salad and a splodge (not all of it) of mayo on the side comes in at more than 1000 calories? Especially as the meat and scallions are dry fried?

    The dressing is quite fatty, which brings the extra calories.

  33. Susie
    Can I sub yogurt for mayo?
    Reply: #35
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I sub yogurt for mayo?

    Yogurt has a much stronger taste, and more carbohydrates. If you sub, you may want to taste test as you go.

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