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Keto Spicy Thai Beef Salad (น้ำตกเนื้อ)

Nam Tok Neua

Today we’re cooking a Keto spicy Thai beef salad called Nam Tok Neua. Nam Tok means waterfall and Neua is beef. What’s beef got to do with waterfalls? It’s because of the sound that the beef makes while being grilled. As the juices drip onto the hot coals it makes a sound similar to a waterfall. Or at least that’s what I found out was the reason behind the name. This is a meat lovers salad. It really does showcase the beef more than anything. You certainly won’t find yourself wading through lettuce to reach the meat.

The Beef

Now I’ve used tenderloin or filet steak for this recipe. I’ve explained that in India we get water buffalo and there are just 3 options. Ground beef, filet steak and tough meat for slow cooking. If you live in a country more favourable for beef you could get yourself some sirloin, ribeye, hanger steak, New York strip etc etc. You get the idea. And while this recipe celebrates the beef I’m almost positive there will be people who don’t eat or want to know what else could be used.

So go ahead you can make this salad with pork, chicken, fish, prawns or anything else that your heart desires. To up the spice levels be generous with those chilly flakes, I wasn’t. If you want to up the fat then drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil.

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 434
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. The macros include the pork crackling which is about 90 calories so if you don’t add that you’ll need to edit the macros depending on what you throw into the salad.

Keto Spicy Thai Beef Salad

Keto Spicy Thai Beef Salad

An incredible salad that really celebrates beef
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 grams Beef You can use any cut of steak that you like for this
  • 30 grams Thai Shallots You can use red onion, shallots or even regular onion
  • 15 grams Cilantro/Coriander
  • 15 grams Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 15 grams Spring Onion
  • 15 grams Sunflower Seeds
  • 15 grams Pork Rinds
  • 2 Tbsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1.5 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 Limes Juiced
  • 1 Tsp Sukrin Gold (or low carb sweetener of choice)
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Fat Or any cooking fat of your choice


  • Start by marinating the beef with the soya sauce, 1 tbsp of the fish sauce and the black pepper. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile pluck the mint leaves, roughly chop the cilantro, finely chop the spring onion and juice the limes.
  • In a pan toast the sesame seeds and pork rinds and then grind them in a mortar and pestle till you get a nice powder. Toast the sesame seeds till they turn nice and brown. Toasting the pork rinds is optional really.
  • Grill the beef over some hot coals on a BBQ if you have one or cook on a cast iron skillet. Cook the steaks how you like them, medium, medium rare, rare, blue, whatever you fancy. Once cooked just let the steaks rest on a plate
  • Once the steaks have rested pour out the resting juices and reserve for later. Then cut up the steaks into slices or nice bite size pieces.
  • In a large bowl add the beef, shallots, spring onions, chilly flakes, lime juice, 1/2 tbsp fish sauce, sukrin gold, mint leaves, coriander, crushed pork rinds and sunflower seeds. And give everything a good mix. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.
  • Serve!
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One Comment

  1. Thank you soooo much! I can’t figure out how to comment under the YouTube video but I want to save this to my Pinterest keto recipes anyway so…
    I LOVE Thai food! I love to watch Marion & her mom Noi & I drool! She made almost this exact recipe recently… I wondered what to substitute for the browned rice. Thank you for your ideas for seeds and pork rinds! I don’t always have sesame seeds- might try sunflower seeds and or hemp seeds & definitely pork rinds!
    I am having a party soon, soon and am definitely making this! I will serve it over a bowl of salad greens, tho, to increase the bulk for a group – but would probably do it for myself too, as I have loved this type of salad for years before keto!
    Yum! I really enjoy your recipes… and you!

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