Asian Beef Salad with Cilantro, Scallions and Sesame Seeds
Copyright, 2006, Robin Miller, All rights reserved
Serves: 4 servings

1 tablespoon sesame seeds
4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
2 cups cooked shredded beef
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Salt and pepper

Place sesame seeds in a small skillet and set pan over medium-low heat. Cook 1 to 3 minutes, until just golden brown, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place lettuce in a large bowl (or divide onto individual dishes). Top lettuce with beef, carrots, scallions and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together broth, vinegar and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour mixture over salad, and top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.