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Grilled Steak and Peppers Salad with Pears

Grill whole bell peppers along with steak, then add pear slices, and you have the foundation of a delicious and colorful Italian-influenced salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (4 oz) white-wheat rotini pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 ounce boneless choice beef top sirloin
  • 2 pears
  • 3 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
    For Vinaigrette
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 tablespoon distilled vinegar
    • 1/4 cup 100% white grape juice or apple juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon Italian herb blend, salt-free

    Directions

    1. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, grape or apple juice, salt, and herb blend.

    2. Boil water and cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta, rinse in cool water.

    3. Heat grill, rub peppers with 1/2 tsp olive oil. Grill whole peppers, turning as needed, until skin begins to brown and bubble. At the same time, grill beef sirloin to 145 °F, turning once. Remove from grill, let cool slightly.

    4. Slice peppers into strips, discarding seeds and stem. Cut sirloin across the grain into thin slices. Slice pears into thin wedges.

    5. Toss arugula and pasta in large bowl.

    6. To serve, evenly divide pasta-arugula onto four plates, arrange beef, peppers, and pears on top, drizzle with vinaigrette, and sprinkle with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.

    Notes

    Serving Suggestions: Serve with a glass of non-fat milk.

    Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation

    Nutrition Information

    Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
    Nutrients Amount
    Calories 360
    Total Fat 12 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 65 mg
    Sodium 330 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 7 g
    Total Sugars 13 g
    Added Sugars included 0 g
    Protein 27 g
    Vitamin D 0 mcg
    Calcium 108 mg
    Iron 3 mg
    Potassium 584 mg
    N/A - data is not available
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