Hot strips of seasoned beef top this salad dressed with Southwest Fiesta Dressing.

Dole

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle beef strips with fajita seasoning. Saute beef in oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Add peppers and onion and saute 2 to 3 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender-crisp.

  • Divide lettuce on 2 large plates. Spoon beef mixture over lettuce and arrange tomatoes, beans, olives and cheese over each. Serve with Southwest Fiesta Dressing, to taste. Refrigerate leftovers.

Southwest Fiesta Dressing

Whisk together 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup light sour cream, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons minced onion, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Makes about 1 cup.

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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
Very easy, and very good - great for a quick meal! I rubbed the steak with a little olive oil and and then the dry fajita seasoning then grilled it vs. pan frying. I did however pan fry the peppers and onions. The salad was very good and all I added to that was a little sliced avocado and tortilla strips. For the dressing I chose "Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette" from this site - one of our favorites! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2014
Well the veggies and meat together are great but I don't see any recipe for the southwest fiesta dressing anywhere....not sure where other reviewers are getting it. Read More
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
Very easy, and very good - great for a quick meal! I rubbed the steak with a little olive oil and and then the dry fajita seasoning then grilled it vs. pan frying. I did however pan fry the peppers and onions. The salad was very good and all I added to that was a little sliced avocado and tortilla strips. For the dressing I chose "Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette" from this site - one of our favorites! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2011
I don't know if I'll honor his request or not but this was so good Hubs asked that we have this again this weekend. He did think the dressing was a little heavy on the cilantro for his tastes but I thought it was just fine; in fact I thought the cumin was more prominent. I made this as directed with an attempt to arrange the various ingredients attractively on the lettuce. I also included additional optional toppings of cooked and crumbled bacon and crispy baked tortilla strips. For the meat I used No Name sirloin steaks (1 (6 oz.) steak was enough for the two of us) and for the seasoning I used Penzey's Fajita Seasoning. As for the lettuce (shhhh) I did not use Dole Just Lettuce preferring instead to use romaine lettuce. This was as delicious as it was attractive. It's been awhile since I've enjoyed a salad so much. (Note: So as not to overcook the steak I removed it from the pan before adding the peppers and onions. Once that was cooked I returned the steak to the pan.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
I doubled this recipe to make enough for three people and one portion for lunch the next day. I made my own fajita seasoning. We didn't use the whole amount of onion called for. In the Southwest Fiesta Dressing I used taco sauce instead of ketchup. This was a nice quick dinner that we all enjoyed. This would make a good "wrap" for lunchboxes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2011
Made with chicken but will try beef next time. No olives because olives are gross. Dressing was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2011
Loved it! This was a really great recipe the dressing is a perfect fit for this salad. All around yum. I put out all of the components of this meal separately on the table (meat mixture in one bowl cheese in another tomatoes in another etc.) along with salad and tortillas so the family could choose how to eat it. I had it just as a salad but I bet it would be great also in a tortilla with the dressing. Would definitely make again. (PS- I did not have fajita seasoning but used a package of taco seasoning and that seemed just fine) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
Excellent! I used salsa instead of ketchup in the dressing but I could see trying the ketchup next time as a nice way to counter the tartness of the yogurt and lime juice. I added some sliced avocado to this and tossed the lettuce with some of the dressing before placing all the other ingredients on top. So good! Never seen my husband wolf down a salad so fast. I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2013
This was pretty darned good. I followed the recipe pretty closely. Except for a couple things: had some very rare steak left over from last night's dinner so I sliced that up and added it to the pan when the peppers and onions were close to being done. I had no Fajita seasoning so I did as others suggested and used taco seasoning instead. I had no plain yoghurt so I figured for the amount required along with the strength of the seasonings I could get away with using some stirred raspberry yoghurt. Other than that I followed the Southwest Fiesta Dressing recipe exactly. It was very good a perfect accompaniment. I served the whole thing on tortillas for an easy-to-go meal. My husband and I enjoyed it very much - I'll be making it again. One caveat - if serving in tortillas cut the meat up into bite-size pieces. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
Six teenagers devoured this salad in minutes. I tripled the recipe and included this in a "salad" buffet served at our pool party. I marinated the meat in fajita seasoning olive oil and lime juice for about 45 minutes before cooking it and it was incredibly good on the salad (romaine). I had some extra chicken breasts I didn't use for another salad they were intended for and marinated and cooked those this way as well and they were just as delicious. Raves all around! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2013
Used leftover strip loin; didn't use the fajita spice. Really liked the southwestern sauce just added 1/2 cup of salsa and it was even better! Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2014
Well the veggies and meat together are great but I don't see any recipe for the southwest fiesta dressing anywhere....not sure where other reviewers are getting it. Read More
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