Inspired by Houston/Hillstone's recipe, this Thai Steak Salad with rice noodles, avocados, mango, fresh herbs and spicy sesame dressing, is really something special!
If you've ever been to Hillstone Restaurant, which used to be called 'Houston's,' maybe you've tried their Thai steak and noodle salad? If so, I'm guessing you were as stunned as I was by how amazing it is. Rarely, if ever, does a salad bowl me over as this one did. After years of enjoying this scrumptious salad only on the few occasions that we dined out at Hillstone, I decided I needed the recipe.
On several occasion I tried to coax the waiters to tell me what was in the dressing. They would just smile. It was clear from their reaction that I was not the first to ask and that they were not at liberty to divulge the secret formula. That left me even more determined to figure out how to recreate this incredible salad at home.
Homemade Hillstone/Houston Thai Steak and Noodle Salad!
I took photos and tasting notes. Finally, after lots of experimenting in the kitchen, I nailed it! I recreated that beautiful Thai salad with tender marinated beef, rice noodles, crunchy cabbage, fragrant herbs, mangos, scallions, avocados, tomatoes and peanuts and spicy Asian dressing. Happiness in every bite!
Thai food prides itself on a harmony of complex flavors and often combines strong, subtle, spicy, savory, sweet and sour in a single dish. This salad is all about that magical combination of flavors.
Looking for other delicious main course salads? Here are are few more of my favorites:
- Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
- Fusion Salmon Nicoise Salad
- Greek Spinach Salad with Turkey Tips
- Classic Salad Nicoise
Here's the Thai Steak and Noodle Salad recipe. If you try this recipe I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print
[This post first appeared on Panning The Globe in February 2013. It was updated in May 2019 with edits to the written post, time-saving tips for prepping ahead, and added nutritional information]