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Beef Tenderloin Salad with Sesame Dressing

COOK TIME
5 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
2-4
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Nathan Congleton / TODAY
COOK TIME
5 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
2-4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(8)

Ingredients

Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salad
  • Leftover pan sauce
  • Leftover cooked beef tenderloin
  • 3-4 heads Bibb lettuce, broken into leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 5-6 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • Chef notes

    This is a tasty salad with tender beef, crisp cold lettuce and a tasty dressing. I warm leftover pan sauce and drizzle it over the meat then add the lettuce and dressing to the equation.

    Technique tip: I count a few ounces of meat per person for the salad. You can also sear off some extra meat and stretch this salad for more people!

    Preparation

    For the dressing:

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, soy, sesame oil and honey. Taste for seasoning. Whisk in a splash of water to balance, if needed. Set aside.

    For the salad:

    In a medium pan, warm the leftover pan sauce over medium heat. Slice and warm the beef gently in the sauce.

    Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large serving platter. Spoon most of the dressing over the lettuce. Sprinkle the basil leaves and radishes over the salad. Top with the remaining dressing and sesame seeds.