Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Steak Salad

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To me, steak isn’t something that is often associated with ‘healthy’, ‘low-fat’ or ‘diet’. When I think steak, I think a celebratory meal with a huge baked potato, some buttered bread and a nice piece of chocolate cake. Sure, my ideas of steak may be skewed, but it’s not a protein that is often found in my meals. I’m trying to lose weight, friends, and red meat just isn’t conducive for that [or so I thought!]

Well, my theory and my assumptions were shattered today when I came across a delicious recipe I just KNEW I had to try. And yes, you guessed it, the star in center stage is none other than my frenemy steak. I was hesitant at first, but after viewing the nutritional facts and reading the reviews, I knew this salad would become a dinner staple this nutritionally strict summer! This recipe is courtesy of Recipe Zaar.

Thai Steak Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sirloin tip steaks
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • romaine lettuce leaf or 1 baby greens

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler or grill.
  2. Sprinkle the sirloin with soy sauce and rub it into the surface.
  3.  Broil or grill until done to your liking, about 5 minutes on each side for rare. Let the steak relax for 10 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain.
  4. Toss with the onion and cucumber and red bell pepper. In a small bowl combine the lime juice, fish sauce, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Taste dressing and add sugar to taste.
  5. Pour over the salad an toss well to combine. Arrange the salad on lettuce and serve warm.

Nutritional Information: 166 calories, 9 g.m fat, 13 g.m. protein

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