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Harvest Steak & Quinoa Salad

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1/2 cup lite (58% less fat, 41% fewer calories) raspberry & walnut salad dressing

4 teaspoons stone ground mustard

1 beef skirt steak (about 1 pound), cut into 4 pieces

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

2-1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) cubed butternut squash (1/2-inch cubes)

5 cups spring salad greens

1 large red apple, unpeeled, coarsely chopped

1 cup fat-free crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces)

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1. Combine salad dressing and mustard in small bowl. Place beef steak and half of dressing mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat steak. Close bag securely; marinate in refrigerator

6 to 24 hours, turning occasionally. Cover remaining dressing; refrigerate.

2. Cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside.

3. Meanwhile, place squash in 2-quart microwave-safe bowl; cover. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Remove from microwave. Cool; set aside.

4. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on rack of broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 8 to 12 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once. Carve steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

5. Meanwhile, combine greens, squash, apple, feta cheese and remaining dressing mixture; toss to coat. Place salad on plates. Spoon scant 1/2 cup quinoa in center of salad; top with beef slices. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 787 calories; 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 82 mg cholesterol; 520 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 5.9 g fiber; 34 g protein; 5.3 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.7 mcg vitamin B12; 6.4 mg iron; 18.3 mcg selenium; 5.9 mg zinc; 98.1 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

© Cattlemen’s Beef Board and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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