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Grilled Steak Spinach Salad

Loaded with the bright flavors of spring produce, this easy steak salad is bursting with color and healthy nutrients. Let the steak soak up the flavors of a lively garlic ginger marinade while you prep the veggies and fresh spring herbs.

Suggested Serving Size

4 oz flank steak, 1 cup salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 seedless cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 4 radishes, sliced thin
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 18 oz baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

Preparation

  1. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, garlic, 1/2 tablespoon of the ginger, the soy sauce and jalapeño peppers (if using). Whisk in 2 tablespoons of the canola oil. Place the meat in a shallow dish and coat it evenly in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon ginger, the sugar, rice wine vinegar and black pepper. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
  4. In a large salad bowl, combine the cucumber, bell peppers, radishes, carrots, onion, mint, cilantro and basil. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Set aside.
  5. Grill the flank steak for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove the flank steak from the grill and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice the meat on an angle, cutting the meat against the grain.
  6. Add the spinach, sliced steak and peanuts to the salad. Toss and serve.
Nutrition
Servings Per Container 8
Calories 289
Total Fat 14
Trans Fat 0
Poly Fat 0
Mono Fat 0
Cholesterol 55
Sodium 285
Total Carb 12
Fibers 4
Sugars 0
Proteins 27
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 0
Iron 0

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