Beef & Peach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

After eating out waaaaaay too much on vacation (we ate ourselves silly since we were near fresh seafood!), I really just needed a salad for dinner.  I also was craving some beef seeing as I was practically a vegetarian the week before eating zucchini for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  So that led me to Cooking Light again and I used their recipe as a benchmark for this salad.  The peaches up here are awesome right now (I got some of Bauman’s Orchard’s peaches), so this was a winner. The vinaigrette was awesome and light as well.  So what are you waiting for…run out and get you some peaches while they’re ripe and make yourself a salad!

  • 2 bunches of watercress or 4 c. artisan lettuce
  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 5 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 c. red onion, finely diced
  • 1 lb roast beef, cubed
  • 1/4 c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, peaches, and beef*

Pour the lime juice into a smal bowl and whisk in the sugar and 1/2 tsp salt dissolved.  Add the garlic, ginger, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Slowly add the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until emulisified.  Stir in the shallots.  Transfer the salad to a serving bowl or platter and drizzle the vinaigrette over the top.

*I seared my tip roast in a cast iron skillet on both sides before placing the pan in the 325° oven until the internal temperature of the beef was 145° (for medium rare).  Let set for 10 minutes before cutting into cubes for the salad.

Categories: American, Entrees, Recipes, Salads | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Beef & Peach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

  1. Makes me wish I could still get a decent peach!

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