Fresh's Anna Olson rustles up this beef salad recipe designed for weekend brunch.


  • Teriyaki Beef:

  • 1/3 cup good quality soy sauce

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar

  • 1 ½ Tbsp grated fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • pinch chili flakes (optional)

  • 1 1/2 lb top sirloin steak

  • Miso Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp light miso paste*

  • 1 ½ Tbsp honey

  • 1 ½ Tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 ½ Tbsp water

  • 1 ½ tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • dash sesame oil

  • Salad:

  • 2/3 cup dried adzuki beans*

  • 3 cups finely shredded Napa cabbage

  • 1/2 lb fresh green beans, blanched, cut into 1-inch pieces and chilled

  • ½ lb button mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cups diced cucumber, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 4 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves

  • 2 Tbsp mint leaves

  • 1 Tbsp black or white (or mixed) sesame seeds, lightly toasted


  • 1.

    For beef mix soy, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic and chili flakes (if using) together in a baking dish. Place steak into marinade, turning once, wrap in plastic and chill for a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 hours, turning occasionally.

  • 2.

    Remove steak from marinade to a plate and pour marinade into a pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Preheat a grill on medium high and grill steak for about 6 minutes, rotating 90° after 3 minutes. Turn steak over and cook for another 6 minutes, rotating once, for rare to medium rare, and baste steak with sauce. Let steak rest for 8 minutes before slicing thinly.

  • 3.

    For miso dressing. Whisk all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.

  • 4.

    For salad, simmer adzuki beans in unsalted water until tender, about 25 minutes, then drain and rinse to cool. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with miso dressing. Arrange salad on a large platter (or on individual plates) and arrange slices of sirloin steak overtop.


Alternatively steak can be marinated and grilled ahead of time and served chilled over salad.

* Miso paste and adzuki beans can be purchased at bulk stores, health food stores or Asian food stores.

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