Lately, I have just been beyond tired of chicken salads.
I need to eat light to keep my Weight Watchers Points low, but I was craving some red meat. I remembered that I had some leftover roast beef lunch meat in the fridge and I decided to put to use in a Roast Beef Salad Recipe that I had at a restaurant in NY.
Of course the Roast Beef Salad I had there was a lot higher in calories, so I slimmed down the restaurant version to make it more Weight Watchers friendly.
Using the butter lettuce instead of the Romaine Lettuce I always use was definitely a nice change too. And the mustard balsamic vinaigrette dressing complemented the roast beef and the blue cheese perfectly. It was amazingly delicious.
And at just 5 Points per salad, I was able to indulge in a tasty dessert afterwards. This easy salad recipe is definitely a keeper!
Roast Beef Salad
This low calorie lunch recipe is a deliciously satisfying salad that adds some variety and flavor. Just 5 Points makes this Roast Beef Salad Recipe a real bargain.
- 4 cups butter lettuce
- 4 oz lean roast beef lunch meat
- 2 small Roma tomatoes, chopped into wedges
- 1 small red onion, chopped into wedges
- 1/4 cup reduced fat crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Evenly divide the lettuce, roast beef, tomato, onion, and blue cheese among 2 bowls.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, water, mustard, salt and pepper, and then drizzle over the salads.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is 1 salad
Each serving = 5 Points
PER SERVING: 210 calories; 7g fat; 13g carbohydrates; 21g protein; 3g fiber