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Thai Spinach Beef Salad

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: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 6 cups)
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, julienned

Directions

  • For dressing, mix first six ingredients until blended. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add beef and jalapeno; cook and stir until beef is no longer pink, 1-3 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Place spinach, red pepper and cucumber in a large bowl. Add beef; toss with dressing. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 207 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
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  • scsvatek
    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.

  • Tsmith55
    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.

  • annikins03
    Sep 11, 2011

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  • djuseless
    Mar 25, 2010

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