Given a choice between sandwiches or this Thai beef noodle salad, we鈥檙e pretty confident that you鈥檙e going to pick the salad (cue shocked face). This salad has it all: layers of fresh crunchy veggies, leftover beef (or any other meat/fish/tofu), slurpy vermicelli noodles and the only spicy Thai salad dressing you鈥檒l ever want to put in your mouth again. Pack it in your handbag, and you鈥檒l be the envy of all your friends come lunchtime.

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar - way better than sandwiches for lunch!

Ingredients:

Makes 4 15-ounce jars

Dressing:

鈥 3 tablespoons olive oil

鈥 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

鈥 1 tablespoon peanut butter

鈥 1 tablespoon sriracha

鈥 2 tablespoons soy sauce

鈥 录 teaspoon ground ginger

鈥 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced

鈥 2 tablespoons honey

鈥 juice of 1 lime

Salad:

鈥 2 carrots

鈥 4 scallions

鈥 1 yellow bell pepper

鈥 8 baby plum tomatoes

鈥 1 cup broccoli, chopped into small florets

鈥 1 陆 cups cooked vermicelli rice noodles

鈥 陆 pound cooked leftover beef/steak (or any other meat/fish/tofu), cut into small cubes

鈥 small bunch fresh cilantro, roughly torn

鈥 2 cups mixed spinach, watercress and arugula

鈥 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds

鈥 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Place all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Peel and spiralize the carrots (or cut into matchstick-size pieces).
  3. Chop the scallions, bell pepper and tomatoes into small pieces.
  4. Take four mason jars and pour in the dressing, followed by the broccoli, noodles, beef, scallions, carrot, cilantro, yellow bell pepper, tomatoes, mixed leaves and sesame seeds.
  5. Place a lid on it, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Make聽sure you keep the jar upright聽so the sauce stays at the bottom (this prevents the rest of the salad from getting soggy). You can eat it straight from a jar, but it鈥檚 best to pour into a bowl. This ensures the leaves will be at the bottom of the salad and the dressing is at the top.
Thai-Beef-Noodle-Salad-Jar-Step-1 collage

Place all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar Step 2

Peel and spiralize the carrots (or cut into matchstick-size pieces).

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar Step 3

Chop the scallions, bell pepper and tomatoes into small pieces.

Thai-Beef-Noodle-Salad-Jar-Step-4-collage

Take four mason jars and pour in the dressing, followed by the broccoli, noodles, beef, scallions, carrot, cilantro, yellow bell pepper, tomatoes, mixed leaves and sesame seeds. Place a lid on top and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar - way better than sandwiches for lunch!

You鈥檒l be looking forward to tomorrow鈥檚 lunch before your head hits the pillow.

Thai Beef Noodle Salad Jar - way better than sandwiches for lunch!

What else would you add to your salad? Share your mason jar salad photos with us using the hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative.