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$4.78 per serving
Ready in 3 hours and 30 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 95%
If you want to add more gluten free recipes to your recipe box, Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 4. One portion of this dish contains about 45g of protein, 39g of fat, and a total of 606 calories. For $4.78 per serving, this recipe covers 38% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. The Fourth Of July will be even more special with this recipe. It works best as a main course, and is done in roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes. This recipe from Mommie Cooks has 297 fans. Head to the store and pick up brown sugar, flank steak, ginger, and a few other things to make it today. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 95%, which is outstanding. Similar recipes include Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing, Grilled Flank Steak with Mint-Cilantro Mojo and Grilled Carrots and Parsnips, and Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing.
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Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!
If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.
Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."
Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!
If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.
If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.
The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).
Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.
According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!
Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.
Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!
Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!