For a hearty one-dish salad, toss tender strips of beef with crisp salad greens, carrots, tomatoes, and yellow sweet peppers. Dress with a tangy mix of buttermilk, yogurt, white wine vinegar, mayonnaise, cheese, onions, and spices, and serve as a main dish.
Total Time: 30 mins
1 Buttermilk Dressing (see recipe below)
8 cups torn, mixed salad greens
2 carrots, cut into thin bite-size strips
1 yellow sweet pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
1 cup cherry or pear-shaped tomatoes, halved
8 ounces boneless beef top sirloin steak
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Arrange salad greens, carrots, sweet pepper, and tomatoes on 4 dinner plates. Set aside. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat across the grain into thin bite-size strips.
Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add meat. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in the center. Remove from heat. Stir in basil.
To serve, spoon the warm meat mixture over greens mixture. Drizzle with Buttermilk Dressing. If desired, garnish with additional tomatoes. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
In a small bowl combine plain low-fat yogurt, buttermilk, Parmesan cheese, red onion, light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing, parsley, white wine vinegar or lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.