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Flank Steak Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. + standing

Makes

16 servings

Moist marinated steak, wild rice, almonds and veggies blend together nicely in this colorful main-dish salad. Years ago, a friend gave me the idea for this recipe, and with some tweaking, it's become a favorite of ours. -Freddie Johnson, San Antonio, Texas

Ingredients

  • 4 beef flank steaks (about 1 pound each)
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Place steaks in a shallow dish; add 3/4 cup salad dressing and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Prepare the rice according to package directions. In a bowl, combine rice with 1/2 cup salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain steaks, discarding marinade. Grill steaks, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain; cool to room temperature.
  3. To serve, arrange spinach on a large platter. Top with the rice, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes and steak. Sprinkle with almonds; drizzle with remaining salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 305 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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