Asian Beef & Mango Salad with Cashews

Savory flank steak marinated in a sweet and sour sauce tops fresh leaf lettuce, juicy mango and crunchy cashews.

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
30 min


  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, strained, divided
  • 1 lb flank steak, trimmed
  • 7 cups green leaf lettuce (cored, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/3 cup peeled and diced mango or pineapple
  • 1 oz unsalted cashews (about 16), lightly toasted
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 4 tsp raw honey, divided
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tsp safflower oil
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. To an extra-large resealable plastic bag, add 1⁄4 cup lime juice, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 1⁄2 tsp honey. Add steak, seal bag and set aside to marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, set an oven rack about 8 inches beneath broiler and preheat broiler to high. Place a broiler pan on top of a baking sheet and mist broiler pan with cooking spray. Transfer steak to broiler pan and broil for 5 minutes. Carefully turn over and broil for another 5 minutes for medium-rare or another 7 minutes for medium. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. With a serrated knife, thinly cut steak against the grain. Spoon any juices from cutting board over steak.
  3. Meanwhile, to a large bowl, add remaining 2 tbsp lime juice, remaining 1 tbsp soy sauce, remaining 2 1⁄2 tsp honey, oil and 1 tsp water; whisk well. Add lettuce and mango and toss well. Divide among serving plates and top each with steak and cashews. Sprinkle pepper over top.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 of salad and 1 tbsp dressing
  • Calories 249
  • Carbohydrate Content 12 g
  • Cholesterol Content 65 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content 237 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g