Fajitas are a Tex-Mex favourite, but for a twist, but not make this Steak Fajita Salad? It’s a Slimming World friendly recipe, and the whole family will love it! This filling salad with seared steak, bell peppers, black beans, and pickled red onion packs a delicious punch and best of all it is FREE when Food Optimising!
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Steak Fajita Salad
If you are one of the many people following the Slimming World (SW) plan and get stuck for what to cook for dinner, don’t worry, I’ve got your back!
The Steak Fajita Salad recipe has been adapted from an official SW magazine*
We love Mexican and Tex-Mex food, but all of the delicious extras (like cheese, sour cream guacamole, and tortillas) combined will be a lot of Syns.
And I know that no food is off-limits on SW, but I’m really keeping an eye on the amount of Syns I have each day.
This salad takes some of the flavors from classic fajitas which makes it a happy medium. I actually dolloped a spoonful of fat-free Greek yogurt on mine!
I could have also used one of my Healthy Extra A choices on some cheese, and I think that would have been perfect.
There are many layers of flavor in this fajita salad, with pickled onions (that you make with lime juice and salt), red peppers cooked with spices, fresh tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves, and black beans.
Of course, there is the steak too, but I think it would work just as well with chicken or even prawns/shrimp.
This recipe for Steak Fajita Salad serves 4 and is Free when Food Optimising. It is also a great recipe for when you have as Easy SP day.
*Why I Adapt Recipes
It’s simple really – I usually adapt recipes to suit my family’s personal tastes.
This might be leaving out an ingredient we don’t like (e.g., celery), adding more or fewer ingredients (e.g., chilies or spices), or tweaks to the way the original recipe is prepared.
As a family, we are all trying to eat healthier and lose some weight, so you can rest assured that any changes I make are going to be Slimming World friendly.
So for example, I wouldn’t replace 5% beef mince (Free) with 20% beef mince (not Free) or add olive oil to a recipe without including the Syn count.
All of the SW friendly recipes I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog have been made by me and tried and tested by my family.
I hope you enjoy the recipes I share! I’m posting them to keep me focused, motivated, and on-track to reach my goals. I hope they help you to reach yours too!
About Slimming World
Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is a healthy, flexible approach, based on everyday foods, to help people lose weight without ever going hungry. It’s a practical, family-friendly plan that fits easily into everyday life and doesn’t require complex weighing and measuring or obsessive calorie counting. – Slimming World
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Steak Fajita Salad Recipe Tips
- This salad has several components, so read through the whole recipe first!
- The onions in this recipe are quickly pickled with lime juice and salt.
- The peppers are cooked with a variety of spices. You could adjust the amount to your personal tastes.
- Cook the steak to your liking and set aside to rest while you prepare the rest of the salad.
- Reserve some fresh chili and coriander for garnish.
- The salad tastes great the next day too!
- 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced
- Juice of 2 limes
- ¼ tsp salt
- Low-calorie cooking spray
- 3 red bell peppers, deseeded and finely sliced
- 1 tsp dried red chili flakes
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 (400g) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 (8oz) rump steaks, visible fat removed
- 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped, divided
- 25g fresh coriander/cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
- 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Salt and pepper
- 1 romaine lettuce, shredded
- Place the onion into a mixing bowl with the lime juice and salt. Stir to combine and set aside to pickle.
- Place a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Fry the peppers for 5 minutes, then add the chili flakes, cumin, and coriander and a splash of water and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the peppers have softened.
- Transfer the peppers to a large mixing bowl and stir in the black beans. Set aside.
- Spray the frying pan with more cooking spray and fry the steaks to your preference: 2 minutes each side for medium-rare, 3 minutes each side for medium, or 4 minutes each side for well-done. Set aside to rest.
- Reserve some of the fresh chili and coriander for garnish, and add the rest to the bowl with the peppers and black beans.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic, and the pickled onion to the bowl. Stir to combine and season to taste if desired.
- Slice the steak into strips and place them into the bowl along with the shredded lettuce.
- Toss everything together and divide between four plates sprinkled with the reserved red chili and coriander.
This recipe for Steak Fajita Salad serves 4 and is FREE when Food Optimising on Slimming World.
It is also an Extra Easy SP Recipe