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Spinach Beef Salad Recipe
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Spinach Beef Salad Recipe

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Here's a main-dish salad that's just plain fun to eat. It's crunchy, beefy and has a little kick. Best of all, it's good for you. —Janet Dingler, Cedartown, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and julienned

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 207 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook beef and jalapeno over medium heat until beef is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, basil, mint and ginger. Place spinach, red pepper and cucumber in a large bowl; add beef mixture. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spinach Beef Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p27

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 207 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

We really enjoyed this. We love fresh salads and the mix of spices was easy and delicious. we will make it again soon.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2012

Easy and surprising. I was unsure what to expect but my family said it was a very good change. Quality meat is key; don't skimp. I did double the meat because my men scream for protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

I added some chopped plum tomatoes to the spinach for some more vegetables!

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