Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Flat Belly Diet Recipe: Vietnamese Beef Salad

flat belly diet recipe
Flat Belly Diet Recipe: Vietnamese Beef Salad

TIME: 30 minutes + marinating time


1/4 c reduced-sodium soy sauce
1⁄4 c freshly squeezed lime juice
1⁄4 c water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp chile paste
1⁄2 lb flank steak
6 c mixed greens
1 c fresh basil leaves
1 c fresh cilantro leaves
1 lg red onion, thinly sliced (about 1-1⁄4 c)
2 lg seedless cucumbers, with peel, julienned (about 4 c)
4 med carrots, julienned (about 2 c)
1⁄2 c chopped dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts (MUFA)

1. COMBINE soy sauce, lime juice, water, sugar, garlic, and chile paste in medium bowl. Whisk to blend. Pour 3 tablespoons into a resealable plastic bag. Cover and refrigerate the remaining dressing. Add steak to bag, seal, and turn to coat. Chill 30 minutes to marinate.

2. HEAT grill or broiler to medium-high heat. Grill steak 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes and slice thinly at an angle, across the grain.

3. PLACE greens, basil, and cilantro in large bowl and toss. Evenly divide mixture among 4 plates. Sprinkle on onion, cucumbers, and carrots. Top with sliced steak, drizzle with reserved dressing, and sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

323 cal, 22 g pro, 30 g carb, 8 g fiber, 14.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 21 mg chol, 654 mg sodium

Make It a Flat Belly Diet Meal!
Serve with 1 cup of seedless grapes for an additional 60 calories.

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