Beef and Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

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junio 24, 2015

Try this beef salad recipe for bistro-style dining at home.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

  • Productos: 4 Servings


1 lb (500 g) Strip Loin or Top Sirloin Grilling Steak, 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick

1 cup (250 mL) low-fat raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette dressing

¼ cup (50 mL) granulated sugar

½ cup (125 mL) pecan pieces

Steak spice, to taste

1 bag washed and trimmed fresh spinach

4 oz (125 g) Roquefort or other blue cheese variety, crumbled


Marinate steak with ½ cup (125 mL) salad dressing in resealable freezer bag 10 to 15 minutes. Discard marinade.

Meanwhile, heat sugar with pecans in heavy frypan over high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted, golden and syrupy.Immediately remove pan from heat and use 2 forks to scoop out pecans onto waxed paper to cool.

Season steak with steak spice to taste. Grill, broil or pan-fry for 10 to 12 minutes, turning at least twice for medium-rare doneness 145°F (63°C). Cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toss spinach with remaining vinaigrette dressing and divide among plates. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices; place on spinach. Top with crumbled cheese and pecans. Sprinkle with pepper to taste.

Tip: Uncandied pecans can be used, if desired. For a milder taste, use Chevre or fresh goat cheese instead of Roquefort.
Tip: When candy-coating the pecans, watch them carefully since they scorch easily.
An excellent source of Iron (29% RDI) and Zinc (62% RDI).


Información nutricional

Proteínas26 g
Grasas Totales36 g
Total Carbohydrates25 g