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Warm Beef and Herb Salad

Salad Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 4 Servings

Prep time: 15 min.
Cooking time: 7 min.


  • 1 - pound beef flank steak
  • 1/2 - cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 - cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 - teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 - teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 6 - cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 - Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 - medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 - medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • Pepper, if desired


  1. Cut beef lengthwise into 3 strips and slice across the grain into 1/8-inch thick strips.
  2. In a bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, basil, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  3. Place salad greens in serving bowl.
  4. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Stir-fry beef strips, half at a time, 1 - 2 minutes. 
  6. Remove with slotted spoon and keep warm.
  7. Add onion and bell pepper to same skillet and stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  8. Return beef to skillet with reserved dressing.  Heat through.
  9. Spoon beef mixture and hot dressing over salad greens.
  10. Toss and serve immediately. Season with pepper, if desired.

Alan's Kitchen Tip:

  • You can substitute baby spinach for the mixed salad greens. Next, add spinach to skillet when adding cooked beef and dressing. You want to toss and serve immediately.

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