24 Nov | All

Teriyaki Beef with Smashed Cucumber Salad

preparation time

10

cook time

5

portions

2-3


There is something so delicious about the combination of sizzling hot beef with cool crunchy cucumbers. And don’t overlook the stress-relieving benefits smashing cucumbers at the end of a long day. Serve with Teriyaki beef to make a refreshing salad.  

 

INGREDIENTS

Cucumber Salad

  • 12 oz. baby cucumbers
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

Cucumber Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. or more crushed red pepper flakes

Base

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Trim the ends of the cucumbers. Place on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to smash cucumbers until slightly flattened.
  • Cut or tear cucumbers into 1-inch pieces. Place in a colander over the sink and toss with 1 teaspoon sugar and salt. Allow to stand at least 30 minutes.  
  • Meanwhile, whisk together cucumber dressing ingredients.  
  • Toss drained cucumbers with dressing. 
  • Prepare steak strips on a pan or cast-iron skillet on the stove.
  • Serve steak strips with cucumbers.