Thai-style Beef Salad over Angel-Hair Pasta Recipe

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Rachel Published: March 10, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Thai-style Beef Salad over Angel-Hair Pasta

Served over tender pasta, enjoy scrumptious Thai-style beef salad made with ground beef, jalapeno, and fish sauce for a savory and meaty dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½lbangel hair,or other thin pasta
  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 3tbspAsian sesame oil
  • ½cupalmonds,sliced
  • 1jalapeno pepper
  • 1tspfresh ginger,minced
  • lbground beef
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼cupAsian fish sauce,nam pla or nuoc mam
  • 4scallions,including green tops
  • 1cupfresh mint,coarsely chopped
  • ¼cuplime juice,from about 2 limes


  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta for about 5 minutes until just done. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss the pasta with 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil and 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil.

  2. In a large frying pan, toast the almonds over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. until golden brown. Or toast the nuts in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the nuts from the pan and chop them.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of cooking oil over moderately high heat. Add half the jalapeño, the ginger, beef, and salt.

  4. Cook the meat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes until brown and cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining sesame oil, the fish sauce, scallions, mint, and lime juice.

  5. Put the pasta on plates and top with the beef salad. Sprinkle with the remaining minced jalapeño and the chopped almonds and serve with the lime wedges. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 924.27kcal
  • Fat: 61.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.75g
  • Trans Fat: 2.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.45g
  • Fiber: 6.16g
  • Sugar: 3.70g
  • Protein: 42.42g
  • Cholesterol: 120.77mg
  • Sodium: 1538.74mg
  • Calcium: 157.14mg
  • Potassium: 942.84mg
  • Iron: 7.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 63.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.66mg
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