PointsPlus Asian Beef Salad Recipe

PointsPlus Asian Beef Salad Recipe
Staff Writer
Asian Beef Salad


Asian Beef Salad

A quick and easy salad that's topped with soy sauce-spiked beef. 


  • 3 cloves medium garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 pound lean sirloin beef
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup packaged chow mein noodles


In a large bowl, combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil and hoisin sauce; add steak. Marinate in refrigerator for 2–4 hours, or up to overnight. Remove steak to a plate; reserve marinade.

Preheat grill or broiler. Grill or broil steak for 8 minutes on each side for medium, or longer until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak and slice into thin strips.

Meanwhile, pour reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute more.

To serve, place 2 cups of greens on each of 4 plates. Top each with about 3 ounces of steak, ¼ cup of oranges and 1 heaping tablespoon of noodles; drizzle each salad with about 1 ½ tablespoons of cooked and cooled marinade.

Asian Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Asian Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.