Fajita Garden Fiesta

This quick and bright salad will be your new weeknight staple

Steak Fajita Salad* | Number of servings: 4 | Level of difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

1 pound (454g) striploin steak

Spice Rub
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon chili powder

Salad
½ cup long grain rice, dry
½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup red pepper, julienned
½ cup green pepper, julienned
½ cup yellow onion, sliced
4 cups iceberg lettuce, washed and torn

Dressing
¼ cup green onion, chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves, washed
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Rub the steak with the oil, garlic and chili powder. Marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours or overnight.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat†, cook the steak to your desired doneness. Reserve at room temperature. Slice into thin strips.
  3. In a saucepan, cook rice according to instructions. Once cooked, combine with the corn and keep at room temperature.
  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the peppers and onions in olive oil. Remove from heat and reserve.
  5. To prepare the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor.
  6. To assemble the salad, toss the lettuce with the cilantro dressing and divide into four bowls. Top with rice, corn, peppers, onions, and steak.
    †You can also use the barbecue

It is important you speak with your doctor and care team to determine if this recipe is right for you. You should always follow the dietary and fluid recommendations from your doctor.

‡ To prevent foodborne illness make sure to cook the steak to an internal temperature of 145°F and allow the steak to rest for at least 3 minutes.1,2

Nutritional breakdown per serving: ¼ of recipe

Fat, Total: 20 g | Sodium: 68 mg | Potassium: 546 mg | Phosphorus: 276 mg

Calories: 420 Kcal | Protein: 28 g | Carbohydrates: 30 g

References:
  1. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart. Retrieved from: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/safe-minimum-internal-temperature-chart/ct_index. Accessed on: September 13, 2017.
  2. US Food and Drug Administration. Food Safety: It's especially important for at-risk groups. Retrieved from: https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk/ucm352830.htm. Accessed on: September 13, 2017.
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