Where's the Beef?
I don't normally eat a lot of beef when I'm trying to eat healthily. (Me + a week in Philadelphia = sweet baby Jesus, I need to go on a diet.) Also, beef is not the most environmentally friendly food. Sometimes, though, I make an exception, like yesterday, when I went to my local butcher and saw a gorgeous little piece of sirloin that I absolutely couldn't live without. To balance out the fact that I was eating a hunk of red meat (although, to be fair, one of the least fatty varieties), I decided to grill it - rare, of course - and put it on a salad with a light Asian-inspired dressing. Fresh, yummy, relatively healthy. Not bad for a Monday night.
Beef Salad with Mint
- one 4-5 ounce sirloin or filet mignon
- 2 c. salad greens, your choice (I prefer romaine)
- 1/4 c. minced fresh mint
- 1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 a small cucumber, thinly sliced
- juice of one lime
- 2 tsp. fish sauce (or soy sauce)
- pinch cayenne, to taste
- 1/4 tsp. sugar (or Splenda)