Skip the grated cheese and croutons and serve an Asian-inspired salad with homemade seven-ingredient vinaigrette. Serve with soba noodles, followed by dessert.
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons white miso (soybean paste)
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chile paste with garlic
6 cups torn Bibb lettuce (about 3 small heads)
3/4 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
How to Make It
Sprinkle steak evenly with ginger, salt, and garlic. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
Combine cilantro and next 6 ingredients (through chile paste) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle half of miso mixture over lettuce mixture; toss to coat.
Place 1 1/2 cups lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each with 3 ounces steak; top with miso mixture.
Dessert: Heat 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup torn mint, and 1/4 cup water until sugar melts. Strain; cool. Stir in 4 cups halved strawberries.
I cook a lot from Cooking Light, and this is one of my favorite recipes. Fast, very low calorie, flavorful, and lots of veggies. I highly recommend adding to your stock list of easy weeknight meals. Cut the romaine in 1/8" strips.
I'd agree with the prior poster, I could not find miso paste, so I used miso soup mix and just mixed w/very little water to make a paste rather than a soup. Recipe was very easy to make and tasted great - family loved it! This would be a great summer potluck dish. Not sure how in the picture the soba noodles were so brown - we just added soy sauce, that did the trick.
Once I was able to track down all of the ingredients for this recipe (miso paste, chili paste with garlic), it was easy and quick to make. I found the miso dressing a little bland, so I added a few teaspoons of soy sauce, and it really perked it up. The presentation of the dish on a plate is impressive and colorful. I would love to try this again with some seared Ahi tuna instead of steak.