Warm Fajita Salad

Using minimal cooking oil to stir-fry the meat and vegetables means this easy meal is healthful and low in calories.

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Makes:
4 servings
Yields:
4 main-dish servings
Prep:
25 mins
Cook:
10 mins
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Warm Fajita Salad

Ingredients
1/4
cup lime juice
1/4
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
2
1 1/2
teaspoons cornstarch
3/4
pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin, bite-size strips
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
 
Nonstick cooking spray
2
small onions, cut into thin wedges
2
small green, red, and/or yellow sweet peppers, cut into thin strips
1
tablespoon cooking oil
1
10 ounce package torn mixed greens (8 cups)
12
cherry tomatoes, quartered
 
Baked Tortilla strips (see recipe below), (optional)
 
Red or green salsa (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine lime juice, chicken broth, cilantro, garlic, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle beef with cumin, salt, and black pepper; toss to coat. Coat an unheated large skillet with cooking spray. Add onions and sweet peppers. Stir-fry over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet.
  3. Carefully add cooking oil to the skillet. Add beef strips; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Push to side of the skillet.
  4. Stir lime juice mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir meat and vegetables into mixture in skillet; heat through.
  5. To serve, arrange greens and tomatoes on four dinner plates. Divide beef-vegetable mixture among plates. Top with Baked Tortilla Strips and serve with red or green salsa, if desired. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Ingredients

2
corn tortillas
1/8
teaspoon paprika
1/8
teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  1. Cut tortillas into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-wide strips. Place strips on a baking sheet. Coat with nonstick cooking spray. Combine paprika and chili powder; sprinkle over tortilla strips. Bake in a 400 degree F oven 5 minutes. Toss; bake 3 to 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

(Warm Fajita Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 242 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 57 mg chol.,
  • 235 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 22 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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