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Beef Tenderloin Salad

 Beef Tenderloin Salad
Slices of tender beef, fresh asparagus and juicy tomatoes high-light this attractive main-dish salad from our Test Kitchen.
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, milk, vinegar,
  • horseradish, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cover
  • and refrigerate.
  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus;
  • cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus
  • in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Rub steaks with garlic; discard garlic. Sprinkle with remaining salt
  • and pepper. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with

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Beef Tenderloin Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat
  • for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness
  • (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium,
  • 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • On four serving plates, arrange the greens, tomatoes and asparagus.
  • Thinly slice beef; place over salad. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving with 2 tablespoons dressing equals 259 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 610 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.