This dinner salad is an exciting twist on a taco salad: Crisped wonton wedges replace tortilla strips, marinated skirt steak stands in for ground beef, and bok choy subs in for lettuce. Gochugaru—Korean red pepper flakes—is worth seeking out at an Asian market. It has a slightly sweet, deeply roasted flavor and not as much chile heat as you’d expect. Use it anywhere you want some gentle heat and a robust savory note: sprinkled on eggs, kebabs, hummus, roasted vegetables, and grilled corn.

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary

12 hrs 25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad)


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  • Thinly slice white parts of scallions; set aside green tops. Combine white scallion slices, sugar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, garlic, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large ziplock plastic bag. Seal bag, and gently shake to combine. Add steak, and seal bag. Massage bag to coat steak with marinade. Chill 12 hours or up to 1 day. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade.

  • Stack 5 wonton wrappers on top of each other. Using a pizza cutter, cut wonton stack diagonally into quarters to form wedges. Repeat procedure with remaining 5 wonton wrappers.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Place half of wonton wedges in hot oil; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fried wonton wedges to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Repeat procedure with remaining half of wonton wedges.

  • Heat a grill pan over high, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook to desired degree of doneness, 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let stand at least 5 minutes, and cut against the grain into thin slices.

  • Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons rice vinegar; remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil; gochugaru, if desired; and salt in a medium bowl. Cut green scallion tops into 2-inch pieces, and cut each piece in half lengthwise. Add green scallion slices and bok choy to dressing; toss to coat. Divide bok choy mixture evenly among 4 bowls. Top evenly with kimchi and daikon. Divide steak slices, fried wontons, and avocado evenly among bowls.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; fat 24g; saturated fat 6g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 4g; sugars 5g; added sugar 3g; sodium 635mg.