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Fast & Easy Dinner: Steak Salad With Balsamic Red Onions

Fast & Easy Dinner: Steak Salad With Balsamic Red Onions


Instead of serving seared steak over the classic mashed potatoes, opt for a healthier variation in this simple salad.

The steak is placed atop a bed of peppery watercress, fresh oranges, and red onions sauteed until soft in balsamic vinegar. The final dish is balanced in both texture and flavor. Check out the recipe and

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Steak Salad with Balsamic Red Onions

Steak Salad with Balsamic Red Onions

Steak Salad with Balsamic Red Onions

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, about 1 ½ inches thick, cut into 2-inch cubes
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, cut into ½-inch slices
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 bunch watercress, cleaned
2 oranges—peeled, cut into rounds, and seeded

Directions

  1. Place the steak on a large plate and sprinkle with the salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, over high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the steak pieces and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high and add the onion, tossing occasionally until crisp-tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook 2 minutes more.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the watercress with the orange sections and the remaining olive oil.
  6. Divide the steak evenly among 4 shallow bowls and top with the glazed onions. Serve with the watercress and orange sections.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 395(45% from fat); FAT 20g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 73mg; CALCIUM 104mg; CARBOHYDRATE 15g; SODIUM 653mg; PROTEIN 38mg; FIBER 2g; IRON 3mg

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