When you buy a steak, it’s usually twice the size the normal serving size. Who could eat all that? We always have leftover steak when we barbecue, so leftovers go into a salad the next day.
If you follow my blog, you know I’m big into color. The more color in a dish, the more nutrition, and a salad is a terrific way to get all those colors into your diet. Yes, that includes lean beef too. Unless you’re a vegetarian, or have diet restrictions, there’s nothing wrong with a little lean beef here and there.
Give this tasty salad a try the next time you have leftover steak. The tangy Dijon and red wine vinegar really give this salad some kick.
- 4 ounces leftover grilled steak, thinly sliced
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 cup Roma tomato, chopped
- 1 cup mushroom , sliced
- ½ cup green onion, sliced
- 2 ounces french bread, cubed in 1" chunks
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
- 1. Toast french bread in dry skillet over medium heat until browned. Cool.
- 2. Layer romaine, steak, onions, and tomato on a plate. Top with Parmesan cheese.
- 3. Serve with Tangy Dijon Vinaigrette on the side.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Grass-fed beef is a bit pricier, but grain-fed cows tend to have more fat. The fat in grain-fed beef isn’t as high in those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that we all want in our diet for their blood pressure lowering, heart attack reducing benefits. Not to mention the fact that grass fed beef doesn’t contain residues of antibiotics used to keep disease away.
Lean beef is also a terrific source of protein. Protein is a fundamental part of every cell in your body. We use it for growth and also to repair our organs, skin, hair, and nails. In addition, protein is involved in the building of our bones, muscles and blood. Pretty important stuff! Just 3 or 4 ounces can provide a person with half a day’s requirement of this macronutrient.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 8.51g
Total Carbs: 26.98g
Dietary Fiber: 5.03g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Tangy Dijon Vinaigrette
2 ounces olive oil
4 ounces red wine vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp sugar
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1. Combine all ingredients and shake in a jar until combined.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 6.95g
Total Carbs: 0.81g
Dietary Fiber: 0.08g
Weight Watchers Points 2
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.