When it comes to steaks and salads, sometimes simple ingredients are best.
Have you ever heard of the acronym KISS? According to Wikipedia, it means the following:
I learned this term years ago when I was reading a book on technical writing for a project I was completing at work. I think of it often when I have a project to complete, or something to accomplish.
Especially when it comes to cooking.
As I was deciding what to do with my marinated flank steak, that acronym came to mind again. Why is it I think that the more ingredients I add, the better the meal?
I was rewarded with my effort to keep it simple. This easy steak salad recipe was delicious, fresh and satisfying. An easy dressing of my favorite salsa mixed with sour cream, whatever veggies I could find in the frig, and some really lean, tender flank steak. That’s what I call simple!
I big thanks to Suburban Spoon for her terrific steak marinade.
- 8 ounces flank steak, cooked, sliced thin
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ large bell pepper, thinly sliced
- ¼ large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 medium tomato , chopped
- 2 small corn tortillas, thinly sliced
- ½ cup low fat sour cream
- ½ cup salsa
- ½ cup low fat cheddar cheese
- 1. Thinly slice corn tortillas and bake in 350 degree oven until toasted.
- 2. Follow the directions at Suburban Spoon to marinade your flank steak (I didn't use the leftover marinade as a sauce), or simply season with your favorite grill seasoning, and grill under broiler for 4 - 5 minutes per side until desired doneness.
- 3. Allow meat to rest for 10 minutes, then thinly slice.
- 4. Combine salsa and sour cream to make dressing.
- 5. Top lettuce with cheese, steak and vegetables. Serve with dressing.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Lean beef is high in tryptophan and protein. Chock full of vitamins B12, B6, B3 and B2, beef has cardiovascular benefits, as well as the ability to prevent colon cancer. Beef also contains iron, selenium and zinc.
Leafy greens (not iceberg lettuces) are high in vitamins K, A, and C. They also contain folate, manganese, magnesium and potassium. All contribute to heart health, and healthy blood pressure. They also work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Full of phytonutrients, leafy greens help protect against cell damage.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 15.39g
Total Carbs: 26.42g
Dietary Fiber: 5.72g
Old Weight Watchers PointsPlus 9
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