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Beef "California Roll" Salad



Total time:

10 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

10 min


Serving Size: 6

3 boneless beef Top Loin (Strip) steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
As needed Marinade
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. pepper
As needed Wasabi Cucumbers
2 tsp. wasabi paste
1 tsp. pomegranate juice
1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
As needed Gingered Carrots
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 cups packaged matchstick carrots
As needed Garnish
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 medium ripe, Fresh California Avocado, diced
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

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  1. Combine Marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Prepare Wasabi Cucumbers. Combine wasabi paste and pomegranate juice in medium bowl. Add cucumbers; toss to coat. Set aside; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Prepare Gingered Carrots. Combine mayonnaise and ginger in another medium bowl. Add carrots; toss to coat. Set aside; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 10 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  5. Carve steaks into thin slices. Place cucumbers and carrots side by side on plate; top with beef. Top with avocado and pomegranate seeds; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cook's Tip:  English or hothouse cucumbers are often sold wrapped in plastic. They have almost no seeds and thin, edible skins. Three cups sliced, regular cucumber may be substituted.

Cook's Tip:  To toast sesame seeds, cook them in an ungreased skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Watch carefully to prevent burning.

Cook's Tip:  Packaged fresh pomegranate seeds (also called arils) are available in the produce section of some supermarkets.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition information per serving: 310 calories; 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 250 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 3.7 g fiber; 28 g protein; 7.7 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 4.3 mg iron; 29.1 mcg selenium; 4.8 mg zinc.

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

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Tags

  • asian
  • beef
  • cucumbers
  • sesame seeds
  • wasabi

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