Beef and Mixed Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette - Slimmr

Beef and Mixed Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This refreshing salad is under 300 calories per serving and packed with the goodness of tender beef. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for two.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Salad:

200g beef sirloin steak

1 can (400g) mixed beans (e.g., kidney beans, black beans, and cannellini beans), drained and rinsed

2 cups mixed greens (e.g., spinach, arugula, and romaine)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Beef:

Season the beef sirloin steak with salt and pepper.

Heat a non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.

Add the seasoned steak and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side (for medium-rare), or to your preferred level of doneness.

Remove the steak from the heat, let it rest for a few minutes, and then slice it into thin strips.

2. Assemble the Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, arrange the mixed greens.

Top the greens with drained and rinsed mixed beans, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and thinly sliced red onion.

3. Prepare the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.

4. Add the Beef:

Distribute the sliced beef strips evenly over the salad.

5. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Drizzle the Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad and beef.

6. Toss and Coat:

Gently toss the salad to evenly coat all the ingredients with the Balsamic Vinaigrette.

7. Serve and Garnish:

Divide the Beef and Mixed Bean Salad between two plates.

Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of freshness.

8. Enjoy Your Refreshing Beef and Mixed Bean Salad!

This Beef and Mixed Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is a satisfying and balanced lunch option that’s rich in protein from tender beef and mixed beans. With a balsamic vinaigrette, it’s a refreshing and delicious midday meal. Enjoy your balanced and nutritious creation!