Spinach & Flank Steak Salad

Steak Salads Tend To Be On The Heavy Side, But This Salad Was Just The Opposite!

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Ingredients

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The flank steak is a beef steak cut from the abdominal muscles or buttocks of the cow. The cut is common in Colombia, where it is known as sobrebarriga, literally meaning "over the belly"

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak

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Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

8 TBL olive oil

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A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

2 TBL plus 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

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The zest of a lime is the outer green layer of peel, which contains fragrant and flavorful oils. Lime zest adds intense flavor to cocktails, desserts and a number of other recipes. The easiest tool for creating fine lime zest for cooking is a microplane, while long garnish strips or cocktail twists can be made with a traditional zester. However, with a little more effort and practice, either form of zest can be created with nothing more than a sharp knife or vegetable peeler.

1/2 tsp lime zest

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Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

3 tsp agave nectar

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All we do is peel the garlic clove and then press it with the tines of a fork. Scrape off the fork and press the clove again in the other direction. Repeat as many times as necessary until the cloves is as minced as you'd like it, and then pick out the hard stem-nub. You can also use this method to make garlic paste.

1/2 tsp minced garlic

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/4 tsp kosher salt

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Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (ripe fruit seeds).

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Red Pepper is made from the ground fruit of a plant in the Capsicum family. The fruits, commonly known as "chilies" or "chili peppers," are fiery red or orange pods which rarely grow to more than 4 inches in length.

1 medium red bell pepper

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Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans

1 cup cooked black beans

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The black-eyed pea, black-eyed bean or goat pea, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean.

1 cup cooked black-eyed peas

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The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

6 cups baby spinach, washed and dried

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak

Ingredient Image

The flank steak is a beef steak cut from the abdominal muscles or buttocks of the cow. The cut is common in Colombia, where it is known as sobrebarriga, literally meaning "over the belly"

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak

16 BL olive oil

Ingredient Image

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

16 BL olive oil

3 TBL plus 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Ingredient Image

A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

3 TBL plus 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 tsp lime zest

Ingredient Image

The zest of a lime is the outer green layer of peel, which contains fragrant and flavorful oils. Lime zest adds intense flavor to cocktails, desserts and a number of other recipes. The easiest tool for creating fine lime zest for cooking is a microplane, while long garnish strips or cocktail twists can be made with a traditional zester. However, with a little more effort and practice, either form of zest can be created with nothing more than a sharp knife or vegetable peeler.

1/2 tsp lime zest

5 tsp agave nectar

Ingredient Image

Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

5 tsp agave nectar

1 tsp minced garlic

Ingredient Image

All we do is peel the garlic clove and then press it with the tines of a fork. Scrape off the fork and press the clove again in the other direction. Repeat as many times as necessary until the cloves is as minced as you'd like it, and then pick out the hard stem-nub. You can also use this method to make garlic paste.

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp kosher salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/2 tsp kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredient Image

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (ripe fruit seeds).

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

3 medium red bell pepper

Ingredient Image

Red Pepper is made from the ground fruit of a plant in the Capsicum family. The fruits, commonly known as "chilies" or "chili peppers," are fiery red or orange pods which rarely grow to more than 4 inches in length.

3 medium red bell pepper

1 1/2 cup cooked black beans

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Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans

1 1/2 cup cooked black beans

1 1/2 cup cooked black-eyed peas

Ingredient Image

The black-eyed pea, black-eyed bean or goat pea, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean.

1 1/2 cup cooked black-eyed peas

12 cups baby spinach, washed and dried

Ingredient Image

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

12 cups baby spinach, washed and dried

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak

Ingredient Image

The flank steak is a beef steak cut from the abdominal muscles or buttocks of the cow. The cut is common in Colombia, where it is known as sobrebarriga, literally meaning "over the belly"

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds flank steak

12 TBL olive oil

Ingredient Image

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

12 TBL olive oil

2 TBL plus 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Ingredient Image

A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

2 TBL plus 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 tsp lime zest

Ingredient Image

The zest of a lime is the outer green layer of peel, which contains fragrant and flavorful oils. Lime zest adds intense flavor to cocktails, desserts and a number of other recipes. The easiest tool for creating fine lime zest for cooking is a microplane, while long garnish strips or cocktail twists can be made with a traditional zester. However, with a little more effort and practice, either form of zest can be created with nothing more than a sharp knife or vegetable peeler.

1/2 tsp lime zest

4 tsp agave nectar

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Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

4 tsp agave nectar

1/2 tsp minced garlic

Ingredient Image

All we do is peel the garlic clove and then press it with the tines of a fork. Scrape off the fork and press the clove again in the other direction. Repeat as many times as necessary until the cloves is as minced as you'd like it, and then pick out the hard stem-nub. You can also use this method to make garlic paste.

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp kosher salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/4 tsp kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredient Image

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (ripe fruit seeds).

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 medium red bell pepper

Ingredient Image

Red Pepper is made from the ground fruit of a plant in the Capsicum family. The fruits, commonly known as "chilies" or "chili peppers," are fiery red or orange pods which rarely grow to more than 4 inches in length.

2 medium red bell pepper

1 cup cooked black beans

Ingredient Image

Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans

1 cup cooked black beans

1 cup cooked black-eyed peas

Ingredient Image

The black-eyed pea, black-eyed bean or goat pea, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean.

1 cup cooked black-eyed peas

10 cups baby spinach, washed and dried

Ingredient Image

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

10 cups baby spinach, washed and dried

Directions

Serving Suggestion

  • Flank steak is a fairly marbled steak, meaning that is has a decent fat content. If you want to keep this salad South Beach Friendly, I was suggest substituting an eye-round or a lean sirloin cut. Both of those cuts would work well with the pan seared or grill methods.

Variation

  • I used canned beans for this. It was super simple and fast. And each can was less than a buck. Seriously. When it's that cheap and easy, why not? But, be sure to rinse them very well prior to tossing in the salad!! If you are feeling ambitious, feel free to cook your own beans. We will all just point at you and call you an overachiever.