Lime-and-Cilantro Beef Salad

Lime-and-Cilantro Beef Salad Recipe


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes


1 (3.5-oz.) bag SUCCESS Jasmine Rice, uncooked
1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound ground sirloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach leaves, thoroughly washed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 head romaine lettuce
Garnishes: chopped roasted peanuts, sliced red onions


1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool.

2. Meanwhile, process cilantro and next 4 ingredients in a blender 10 seconds or until smooth. Cook ground sirloin in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Add green onions and ginger, and cook stirring often, 3 minutes. Add spinach and salt; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or just until spinach is wilted.

3. Toss lettuce, rice, and beef mixture each with 1/4 cup cilantro mixture. Divide lettuce, rice, and beef mixture evenly between 4 individual serving plates. Garnish, if desired.

April 2008
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