Mango and Thai Beef Salad

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I literally JUST finished eating this salad (last night) and it was such a delight! I also just finished eating this salad, started my post about its deliciousness, and was on the phone with my sister who proceeded to inform me that she has already made and eaten this salad FOUR times. That’s right. 4 Xs. It’s that good.

I, too, will follow suite and be repeating this recipe many, many, many more times this summer! What is the pop? The pizzaz? The secret YUM? For me it’s the lime, mango, cilantro/basil combo that I find almost irresistible. Such spark! Such snap! Try it for yourself, from The Scramble*.

Wonderful Wednesday, to you all!

XX, Megan

Ingredients for main dish
2 limes, juice only, 1/4 cup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. peanut or vegetable oil
1 lb. top sirloin steak,or use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or meatless chicken or steak strips
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 cups shredded or matchstick cut carrots
1/2 cup fresh cilantro or basil, chopped
1 mango, peeled and diced
8 oz. mixed greens

Mix

First mix the lime juice, soy sauce, oil, and brown sugar in a small bowl. (1/2 of the marinade will be used for the steak, the other half will be reserved for dressing the salad!)

Marinate

Place the steak in a shallow container. Pour half of the marinade over the steak. Turning the steak to coat. Set aside to marinate. (Alternatively you can marinate the steak up to 24 hours in advance.)

Chop

Chop the scallions, mango, cilantro, and combine with the carrots and greens in a serving bowl.

Cook 

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet and add the steak. Cook the steak 3-4 minutes each side, or to your desired doneness. Discard the excess marinade.

Slice

Transfer the steak to a cutting board. Allow it to cool slightly. Slice it into 1/2 inch wide strips, lengthwise.

Serve

Serve the greens topped with the steak. Don’t forget your reserved dressing! (Or an extra squeeze of lime if you really want to go overboard! 🙂

EAT!

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Marinate

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Chop

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Cook

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Slice, Serve, EAT!

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