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Warm Fajita Salad


1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon snipped cilantro
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
12 ounces boneless beef top sirloin steak
--cut into thin bite-size strips
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 small onions
--cut into thin wedges
1 medium green sweet pepper
--red and/or yellow
--cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon cooking oil
10 ounces torn mixed salad greens
--8 cups
12 cherry tomatoes; quartered
baked tortilla strips; optional
red or green salsa; optional

Combine lime juice, chicken broth, cilantro, garlic, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

Sprinkle beef with cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt. and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Spray a cold large skillet with nonstick spray coating Add onion and sweet pepper. Stir-fry over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or till crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet. Carefully add oil to skillet. Add beef strips; stir-fry about 3 minutes or till desired doneness. Push to sides of skillet. Stir lime juice mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir meat and vegetables into sauce mixture; heat through.

To serve, arrange greens and tomatoes on individual plates. Divide beef-vegetable mixture among plates. Top with Baked Tortilla Strips and serve with red or green salsa, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving: 242 cal., 12 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate., 3g dietary fiber, 22 g pro. Daily Value: 29% vitamin. A, 100% vitamin. C, 24% iron.

Food exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable. 2 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat.

Baked Tortilla Strips: Cut 2 corn tortillas into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-wide strips. Place strips on a baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray coating. Combine 1/8 teaspoon paprika and 1/8 teaspoon chili powder; sprinkle over tortilla strips. Bake in a 400F oven for 5 minutes. Toss and bake 3 to 5 minutes more.

Makes 4 servings.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <>.

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Contributor: Low Calorie/Low Fat Recipes Spring 96, BH&G

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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