"Hot strips of seasoned beef top this salad dressed with Southwest Fiesta Dressing." — Dole
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beef steak, cut into thin strips
dry fajita seasoning
sliced red or green bell peppers
1 (11 ounce) package
DOLE® Just Lettuce
drained canned black beans
sliced black olives
shredded Cheddar cheese
Southwest Fiesta Dressing (recipe below)
Very easy, and very good - great for a quick meal! I rubbed the steak with a little olive oil and and then the dry fajita seasoning then grilled it vs. pan frying. I did however pan fry the peppers and onions. The salad was very good and all I added to that was a little sliced avocado and tortilla strips. For the dressing I chose "Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette" from this site - one of our favorites!
I doubled this recipe to make enough for three people and one portion for lunch the next day. I made my own fajita seasoning. We didn't use the whole amount of onion called for. In the Southwest Fiesta Dressing, I used taco sauce instead of ketchup. This was a nice quick dinner that we all enjoyed. This would make a good "wrap" for lunchboxes.
I don't know if I'll honor his request or not, but this was so good Hubs asked that we have this again this weekend. He did think the dressing was a little heavy on the cilantro for his tastes but I thought it was just fine; in fact, I thought the cumin was more prominent. I made this as directed, with an attempt to arrange the various ingredients attractively on the lettuce. I also included additional, optional toppings of cooked and crumbled bacon and crispy baked tortilla strips. For the meat I used No Name sirloin steaks (1 (6 oz.) steak was enough for the two of us), and for the seasoning I used Penzey's Fajita Seasoning. As for the lettuce, (shhhh) I did not use Dole Just Lettuce, preferring instead to use romaine lettuce. This was as delicious as it was attractive. It's been awhile since I've enjoyed a salad so much. (Note: So as not to overcook the steak I removed it from the pan before adding the peppers and onions. Once that was cooked I returned the steak to the pan.)
Made with chicken but will try beef next time. No olives because olives are gross. Dressing was good.
Loved it! This was a really great recipe, the dressing is a perfect fit for this salad. All around yum. I put out all of the components of this meal separately on the table (meat mixture in one bowl, cheese in another, tomatoes in another, etc.) along with salad and tortillas so the family could choose how to eat it. I had it just as a salad but I bet it would be great also in a tortilla with the dressing. Would definitely make again. (PS- I did not have fajita seasoning but used a package of taco seasoning and that seemed just fine)
Excellent! I used salsa instead of ketchup in the dressing, but I could see trying the ketchup next time as a nice way to counter the tartness of the yogurt and lime juice. I added some sliced avocado to this and tossed the lettuce with some of the dressing before placing all the other ingredients on top. So good! Never seen my husband wolf down a salad so fast. I'll definitely be making this again.
Used leftover strip loin; didn't use the fajita spice. Really liked the southwestern sauce, just added 1/2 cup of salsa and it was even better!
I made this salad with leftover carne asada from Trader Joe's. Excellent! Only substitution: cherry/grape tomatoes for the diced tomato.
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