This quick, healthy dinner salad recipe is ready in 40 minutes thanks to preshredded carrots and coleslaw mix. If you have leftover quinoa, skip Step 1 and use 2 cups in the salad. If you want a bigger flavor kick in the dressing, up the wasabi powder to 1 tablespoon.

Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016




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  • Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Meanwhile, combine scallions, ginger, rice vinegar, lime juice, oil, tamari, honey, wasabi powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.

  • Season steak with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the steak, turning once, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.

  • Toss spinach (or kale or arugula), carrots, coleslaw mix (or cabbage) and 1/2 cup of the dressing with the quinoa. Divide the salad among 4 large bowls, top with the steak and drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon of the remaining dressing.


An oiled grill rack keeps your food from sticking. Once your grill is good and hot, dip a folded paper towel in a little oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 32.3g 65% DV; carbohydrates 36.2g 12% DV; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 10.2g; fat 15.5g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 70.3mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 12666.7IU 253% DV; vitamin c 30.6mg 51% DV; folate 176.2mcg 44% DV; calcium 122.5mg 12% DV; iron 5mg 28% DV; magnesium 133.6mg 48% DV; potassium 1062.2mg 30% DV; sodium 631.2mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV; added sugar 4g.

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Made this for my dinner party. Even the pickiest eater had seconds! Huge success! Read More