Recipe: Thai Beef Cucumber Salad

P2During my first couple of rounds, I followed The hCG Protocol pretty darn strictly, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t try to expand the rules a little.  HA!

Technically, cilantro is not listed in the recommend food list of Pounds and Inches.  But I knew I wanted it.  I wanted something to spice up my foods, and I missed it.

I did some extensive research about cilantro and figured that the health benefits outweighed any detrimental effects it might have had on The hCG Protocol.  Oh yeah, call it justification.

But seriously, Dr. Simeons does mention specifically that you are allowed things like basil and parsley, so I figured that cilantro would fit in with those others and called it a spice.

Spices really make P2 worth doing, experiment yourself!

Thai Beef and Cucumber Salad

Thai Beef Cucumber Salad
1 serving

10 minutes prep
15 minutes start to finish

3.5 oz lean beef, sliced thin
1 tbsp Sambal Oelek or red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
3 tbsp water
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
Chopped cilantro, to taste

In small dish, combine cucumber, juice of 1/2 lime, and chopped cilantro.  Toss.  Cover & refrigerate to marinate while preparing the rest of the dish.

Preheat pan over MED-HI heat.

In small bowl, place beef, Sambal Oelek, garlic, and white pepper. Be sure to coat steak well.  Place steak in pan with water.  Stir fry for 2-5 minutes depending on how you like your beef cooked.

Serve immediately while hot over cold cucumbers.

Entire Recipe:

217 Calories
8g Fat (33% calories from fat)
24g Protein
16g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
64mg Cholesterol; 207mg Sodium; 959mg Potassium

Per Serving:

217 Calories
8g Fat (33% calories from fat)
24g Protein
16g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
64mg Cholesterol; 207mg Sodium; 959mg Potassium

Serving Idea:  Although the recipe calls for serving immediately after adding, this is also very good cold.  It is especially good when all the flavors are allowed to meld.

Note:  This is a great make-ahead for a small cooler meal.  Also great for traveling!

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