Cool cucumber and avocado combine with spicy marinated steak to create a fun and tasty balance of flavors your guests will love. If the spice is too much, remove the cayenne and red pepper flakes from the avocado mixture.—Ning Watson of San Diego, California
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 4-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
- 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 large portobello mushroom, sliced
- 2 cups hearts of romaine salad mix
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the teriyaki sauce, garlic, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne; add steak. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the avocado, cucumber, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and remaining pepper flakes and cayenne; set aside.
- Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet, saute steak and mushroom until meat reaches desired doneness and mushroom is tender. Divide salad mix among four plates; top with avocado mixture and meat mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p55