Southeast Asian Grilled Beef Salad

Southeast Asian Grilled Beef Salad Karry Hosford


  • Beef:
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • Salad:
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion


To prepare beef, combine the first 6 ingredients. Rub over beef; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Prepare grill.

Place beef on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut beef diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

To prepare dressing, combine juice and next 5 ingredients (juice through oil), stirring well with a whisk.

To prepare salad, combine greens and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Divide salad evenly among 6 plates; top with beef.

    "I love the strong flavors of Thai food, especially the combination of lime juice and beef. This dish is great for company because you can prep all the ingredients ahead, and then everything comes together quickly." -CL Reader
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3 cups salad and 3 ounces beef)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 236
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 36%
Fat per serving: 9.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.9g
Protein per serving: 25.6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 13.3g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 54mg
Iron per serving: 4.3mg
Sodium per serving: 676mg
Calcium per serving: 71mg

Good to Know

Carefully trim cuts of unhealthy saturated fat from the beef. Together with this leafy green salad, it's a protein- and fiber-packed meal.