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Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad

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From EatingWell:  July/August 2009

We give this Thai-style beef salad a sweet twist by adding thin matchsticks of melon to the mix. Firm orange- or pale green-fleshed melon is equally good. The saltiness of the fish sauce helps to balance the sweetness of the melon.

6 servings, about 2 cups each | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Grill the steak about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare and 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing crosswise.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, garlic and crushed red pepper to taste in a small bowl. Cut melon into enough 5-inch-long matchsticks to make 4 cups. (Reserve any remaining melon for another use.) Cut bell peppers into 2-inch-long matchsticks. Combine the melon and peppers in a large bowl along with lettuce, onion, cucumber, cilantro and mint.
  4. Add the sliced beef to the salad. Whisk the dressing, pour it over the salad and gently toss to combine.

Nutrition

Per serving : 150 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 21 mg Cholesterol; 18 g Carbohydrates; 15 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 690 mg Sodium; 721 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat

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