Spring Forward with Light, Fresh Recipes

As the weather warms up and spring approaches, we’re beginning to think about lighter dishes made with fresh ingredients. The grill is the perfect tool to get you to those light, fresh recipes. Even if the weather isn’t warm enough in your neck of the woods, an indoor grill pan will do the trick!

Let’s start with Beef Top Loin Steaks with Grilled Balsamic Vegetables, a basic recipe that incorporates onion, squash and zucchini. Lean, delicious Top Loin steaks (you may know them as Strip steaks) sizzle alongside the freshest vegetables for an entire meal on the grill.

Nothing makes us think about warm weather like island-inspired Caribbean Flank Steak with Coconut Rice. The addition of lime juice, cilantro and coconut make this recipe a wonderfully light experience. Serve with fresh pineapple or mango for some tropical sweetness.

And finally, a Southwest Steak and Many Layered Salad will awaken your senses with crunchy lettuce, creamy avocados, tangy tomatoes, the spice of chipotle pepper and the succulence of Flank steak. The stars of the salad, Flank steak and corn, are grilled for a unique flavor only obtained from the easy, direct heat cooking method.

If you’re looking for more fresh recipes, search with our recipe finder on BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. If you are interested in high-res images for these recipes, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Minnesota Beef Council at 952-854-6980 or visit our website www.mnbeef.org.

Bring on spring!

On behalf of the beef checkoff

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