Teriyaki Beef Salad

This Teriyaki Beef Salad features a pan-seared beef strips arranged atop a bed of fresh lettuce, with a drizzle of homemade teriyaki sauce. This culinary delight is effortlessly prepared in under 10 minutes, utilizing natural and wholesome ingredients.

An ideal option for a fulfilling lunch or light dinner, this recipe offers the flexibility to create a sugar-free and low-carb teriyaki sauce. For those seeking variety, the recipe can be adapted to craft a teriyaki chicken salad by substituting the meat.

Teriyaki dressing being poured on beef salad.

How to make Teriyaki Beef Salad?


  1. Begin by whisking Japanese sake, soy sauce, sweetener, and your chosen thickener in a saucepan, allowing it to simmer and thicken into the teriyaki sauce dressing.
  2. Next, sear the seasoned beef strips in a skillet, arranging them atop a bed of fresh lettuce in a bowl. Drizzle the teriyaki sauce on before serving.

What ingredients do I need to make teriyaki salad dressing with beef?


  • Beef Strips – beef strips, suggested cuts are top sirloin, chuck or rib-eye
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Romain Lettuce  washed and cut Romain lettuce or salad lettuce of choice.
  • Japanese Sake – typically will come in a large bottle labeled junmai sake. Can also substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine, found at local grocery stores or Asian markets. 
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free and coconut aminos for keto.  
  • Thickener – corn starch slurry, Xanthan Gum for low carb, or thickener of choice.

How to store leftover beef with teriyaki salad dressing?

It’s recommended to consume the salad promptly as leftovers may result in a less desirable texture. For any remaining beef and teriyaki sauce, ensure they are placed in an airtight container or jar before refrigeration. The beef can be stored for 3-5 days, while the teriyaki sauce will retain its quality for up to 2 weeks. Before use, give the teriyaki sauce a quick shake or stir to ensure consistent flavors.

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Teriyaki Beef Salad

Explore the flavorful world of Teriyaki Salad Dressing with this enticing recipe. Drizzle homemade teriyaki sauce over pan-seared beef strips and fresh lettuce for a delightful meal that's easy to prepare. Enjoy the fusion of Asian-inspired flavors in this delectable teriyaki salad dressing recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Hawaiian, Japanese
Keyword: beef salad, teriyaki salad, teriyaki salad dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
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Calories: 680kcal


  • 1/2 lbs Beef Strips top sirloin, chuck, rib-eye
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/3 Head Romain Lettuce or any lettuce you prefer
  • 4 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/16 tsp Xanthan Gum or thickener of choice


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a sauce pan, add Japanese sake, sweetener, soy sauce, thickener of choice and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low heat and let it cook for 2 minutes while continuously mixing. Once 2 minutes has passed, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Use a paper towel to pat down any excess moisture from beef strips. Sprinkle on salt and black pepper and set aside at room temperature.
  • In a small skillet, add beef strips on medium heat. Cook for 30 - 60 seconds per side or until done to liking.
  • Place beef strips on top of chopped lettuce with a generous drizzle of teriyaki sauce.


Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2483mg | Potassium: 1215mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18175IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 7mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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